Politics & Government


Assembly Committee Hears Testimony on Paid Sick Leave

Members of the Assembly Labor Committee heard arguments for and against mandatory paid sick leave for employees.

Trenton to Sell Vacant Properties

New Jersey's capital city is launching a homestead program so thousands of vacant properties can get new owners and new life for little money.

Christie Talks Addiction, Football Hazing, Ebola Screening

At an event in Trenton, Gov. Christie touched on a variety of issues facing the state, including addiction services, Sayreville High School's football hazing scandal and the start of Ebola screenings at Newark Airport.

After Sandy, gas stations get generator grants

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of 33 New Jersey gas stations on and near storm evacuation routes have been approved for grant money by the state to install backup power supplies. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority said Thursday that 33 ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 9, 2014

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

Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners has stripped an abortion doctor accused of violating state laws of his final medical license. The board voted unanimously to revoke Steven Brigham's license at its meeting Wednesday. The ...

New Jersey lawmakers looking at paid sick leave

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that's been gaining some momentum. The Assembly labor committee heard from labor and trade ...

Clinton, Christie lend clout to Pennsylvania race

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — Potential presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have taken to Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign trail to help the candidates in the state's voter-rich southeast corner. Headlining a ...

New Jersey’s Weedman ends fight to get on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual political candidate who calls himself Weedman has lost his legal struggle to get back on November's ballot for a congressional seat. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/ZRyPvP) reports that a federal judge ...

Repairs Could Close Hudson River Train Tunnel for a Year

Amtrak says fixes to train tunnel old age and corrosion from Hurricane Sandy sea water could close one tunnel for a year.