Politics & Government

New Jersey lawmakers question police military gear

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers are calling for a review of a military program that has delivered millions of dollars-worth of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. A spokeswoman for the federal Defense ...

New Jersey evaluates new method of raising marshes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are launching a study of the effectiveness of new methods to protect coastal towns from storms. Officials announced Monday that the $8 million project ...

NJ governor stumps for Illinois GOP Rauner

CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is questioning the motivation behind Illinois' new same-day voter registration and the state's certified ballot as he campaigns for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur). Christie is ...

New Jersey trying to boost Farm to School program

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Farm-to-School program is getting some updates. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, serving as acting governor while Chris Christie is out of state, signed five laws intended to help the program during a stop Monday at a ...

New Jersey lawmakers may change inheritance tax

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are looking into repealing new Jersey's inheritance tax and raising the threshold for paying an estate tax. The state is one of only two that taxes both now, according to The Record (http://bit.ly/1p4cfEn). ...

Mom of boys with Lyme disease fights for chickens

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman is fighting to keep the chickens she bought to eat ticks after her sons contracted Lyme disease. NBC40 reports (http://bit.ly/1BOrsDS ) that Jamie Warner wants Bridgeton City Council to change an ordinance ...

New Jersey’s Weedman in fight to appear on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual New Jersey political candidate who calls himself Weedman has some obstacles to getting on the ballot for a congressional race this fall. Ed Forchion (FOR'-chin) is appealing a decision that found he failed to ...

Last Week on NJTV News (Aug. 18-22, 2014)

Missed an episode last week? Catch up with what happened on NJTV News.

Parents Express Displeasure With One Newark Plan

Parents say that there have been issues with enrollment for the upcoming school year in Newark.

FEMA Grants Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 Million

FEMA granted the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 million through the Public Assistance Program to build a new flood protection system.