Politics & Government


AC Mayor: Taj Mahal Closure Because of Underperformance

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says that the Taj Mahal casino is closing because it's an under-performing property, symbolic of what has been happening with other gaming properties.

Christie planning trip to Canada

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is planning a trip to Canada next month, expanding his foreign policy credentials as he mulls a run for president in 2016. Christie's office says he will travel to Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto during his ...

Gov. Christie to address new Congressional members

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is rallying the newly elected Republican troops. Christie is scheduled to deliver a speech Monday at a new members' orientation lunch in Washington. D.C. The event will be closed to the press. It comes as ...

Court denies plastics exec’s appeal of SEC fines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a New Jersey plastics industry executive who was ordered to pay $49.5 million for lying about his ownership of a music retailer's stock. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 17, 2014

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

Year 2 of exchanges: Experience but new challenges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The second time around for the health insurance exchange means New Jersey advocates for the program have experience but it could also bring new challenges. The enrollment period for the insurance plans that are a key part of ...

Menendez Calls for Investigation Into Sandy Insurers

Senator Robert Menendez calls for a FEMA investigation on insurance companies with Sandy claims, accused of doing a bait and switch.

Death with Dignity Bill Would Require Several Requests

The Death with Dignity bill which passed the Assembly and now moves onto the Senate, would require several requests.

Proposed Legislation Could Ban Meal Plans At Colleges, Universities

Colleges and universities around the state require students to buy meal plans but proposed legislation could ban that practice.

Robert Littell, former NJ lawmaker, dies at 78

FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — Robert Littell, a former state senator and assemblyman who served in the legislature for 40 years, has died. He was 78. The Assembly Republicans office says Littell died at his home in Franklin Friday morning. He had been ill ...