Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 12, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Labor group complains about New Jersey investments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A labor group has filed an ethics complaint claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign. The New Jersey AFL-CIO ...

Florida Gov. Scott campaigns with Gov. Christie

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Florida doing what Republicans here have been doing for more than 2 years — bashing Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist. Christie campaigned with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on ...

Former Gov. Kean Discusses 9/11

Former Gov. Tom Kean spoke with NJTV News Senior Correspondent Mike Schneider about the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Christie wants more tax breaks for Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he will sign a bill laying out new tax incentives for businesses only if non-gambling projects in Atlantic City are eligible for more aid. Christie issued a conditional veto on Thursday of additions and ...

Court rejects challenge to NJ gay conversion ban

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A legal challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy has suffered another court defeat. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower-court ruling in a lawsuit filed by several people ...

New Jersey lawmakers move domestic violence bills

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced bills designed to cut down on domestic violence. Among the bills are measures that would require counseling for certain offenders and let domestic violence victims who are ...

New Jersey man: I didn’t cry this year

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man says he is "at peace" after this year's World Trade Center ceremony in Lower Manhattan. Tom Langer of Summit, New Jersey, lost his sister-in-law, Vanessa Langer. She was 4½ months pregnant and worked in the south ...

NYC mom uses 9/11 as a teaching moment

NEW YORK (AP) — For Lower Manhattan resident Lauren Eskelin, the World Trade Center anniversary provides a teaching moment. The television producer took her 7-year-old daughter, Eden, to Saint Paul's Chapel on Thursday to experience the ...

9/11 families react differently to WTC changes

NEW YORK (AP) — For some families, the changes in and around the World Trade Center are an important part of the healing process. But others are not so sure. Nancy Nee lost her firefighter brother, George Cain. She says some people forget that ...