Politics & Government

Time running out for winning NJ Lottery ticket

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for a person to claim a New Jersey Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million, before taxes. The ticket is due to expire on July 13. The ticket was purchased for the July 13, 2013 drawing at Country farms ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 27, 2014

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

New Jersey panel wants to call 13 on traffic jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative panel looking into lane closures near the George Washington Bridge wants to call 13 more witnesses, including the mayor of the town that was paralyzed by gridlock for four mornings. The committee also ...

Trenton’s ex-mayor reports to federal prison

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city is behind bars. Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack reported to a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia on Thursday. A judge sentenced Mack to nearly five years in prison ...

Christie’s ex-coach backs retirement bill

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former high school baseball coach is urging the governor to sign into law a bill that would allow retired teachers to keep coaching without risking their pensions. The measure that received ...

Bill limits NJ employers on crime records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employers in New Jersey might be limited from asking job applicants about their criminal records. The state Senate and Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would prevent employers from asking applicants to check a box ...

NJ Assembly passes bestiality bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals. But the measure may hit a dead-end because there's no companion legislation in the state Senate. Thirty-seven states ...

NJ Senate pushes to replenish open space fund

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is backing a measure that would fund open space preservation in the state over the next 30 years. The Senate voted 35-1 on Thursday to support a constitutional amendment that would allocate a larger chunk ...

New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill on Thursday, just three days after it ...

New Jersey Assembly passes alimony overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill to overhaul the state's alimony laws, which have long been targeted for major changes. The bill passed Thursday 77-0 with one abstention and calls for ending alimony when the payer ...