Politics & Government


Former Police Chief Says Fulop Tried to Punish Port Authority with Traffic

Former Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan has accused Mayor Steven Fulop of directing police to conduct traffic stops to back up traffic leading to the Holland Tunnel.

McGreevey: Ex-Offenders Need Addiction Treatment, Housing and Jobs

Former Gov. Jim McGreevey says that the prison system is a failure because two-thirds of those released from jail commit crimes within three years. He believes providing addiction treatment, transitional housing and job training will help.

Bramnick and Prieto Discuss Legislative Issues

Republican Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto talk about current issues within the state legislature.

AC-area pols seek 4 month delay in casino closings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Atlantic City-area state lawmakers want New Jersey casino regulators to force the Showboat and Trump Plaza to remain open at least four more months, in order to let prospective buyers for the casinos kick the tires. ...

Malloy criticizes GOP foes for embracing Christie

LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is taking issue with state Republicans aligning politically with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Malloy's comment came a day after Christie was in Greenwich attending political fundraisers. ...

Christie names new homeland security director

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a CIA official to lead New Jersey's Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Christie announced his choice Christopher Rodriguez on Tuesday. He's due to start in the position on Monday. ...

NC tax breaks OK’d for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks. A state committee that approves North Carolina's main tax break to attract ...

Astorino: Christie won’t back me due to Bridgegate

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says he believes Chris Christie won't support him because of the Bridgegate scandal. Astorino said Tuesday that he thinks his opponent, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, "has ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 22, 2014

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

Former New Jersey congressman remembered

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Rep. Robert Roe was remembered as a tireless public servant. About 100 people turned out in Wayne for the Democrat's funeral on Monday. The 90-year-old died last Tuesday. Roe served 23 years in Congress, ...