Politics & Government


Union Leaders Respond to Christie’s Call for More Pension Reform

Leaders of New Jersey's unions say that members have already compromised with their pensions to help the state solve a problem they didn't cause.

Assembly Speaker Happy Budget Proposal Includes Full Pension Payment

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) says that the governor may have had a change of heart on pensions since the State of the State address.

Elizabeth Mayor: Christie Clearly Plays Favorites

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said that Gov. Chris Christie clearly plays favorites in his politics, helping Republicans more than Democrats.

‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: Feb. 26, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Wednesday at 7 p.m.

War of words escalates inside Port Authority

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Internal squabbling at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has taken a new turn. A day after Executive Director Patrick Foye slammed Chairman David Samson in print as unfit to lead the bistate agency, five members of ...

East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

Sheriff’s officer indicted in stolen-car ring case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A sheriff's officer in northern New Jersey who allegedly was involved in a stolen-car ring has been indicted on official misconduct charges. Rafael Galan, a 23-year veteran of the Passaic County sheriff's office, also faces ...

Secaucus to get $18K over Super Bowl halftime flap

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Secaucus says the town will get paid by a company that was to use local facilities for the Super Bowl halftime show preparation but pulled out. Mayor Michael Gonnelli says a representative of Touchdown ...

NJ town tells residents: Shovel or else

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Couch potatoes, beware: One New Jersey town is making it a costly proposition to leave snow un-shoveled on your sidewalk. Toms River's township council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that sets fines for people who don't ...

Convicted Trenton, NJ, mayor removed from office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's capital city has a new acting mayor to replace the one ousted by a judge 19 days after being convicted of corruption. George Muschal (muh-SHELL) was sworn in Wednesday afternoon in a private ceremony in Trenton's ...