Politics & Government

NY, Conn. up heat help in food stamp cut end-run

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut and New York are boosting spending in federal heating assistance to preserve far greater food stamp money in an end-run around federal budget cuts central to a massive farm bill. Social service advocates are ...

NJ lawmaker quits panel probing GWB lane closures

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state lawmaker has withdrawn from a legislative committee that is investigating last year's lane closures on an approach to the George Washington Bridge Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman announced her ...

Christie returns to favorable pre-scandal playbook

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hoping to get out from under scandal by using the playbook that helped establish his national reputation as a blunt-talking governor who is unafraid to take on adversaries. Christie is hosting ...

Ex-North NJ political leader sentenced for bribery

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former northern New Jersey political leader who tried to bribe his way out of paying overdue taxes has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. Michael Kazmark of Woodland Park also must pay his full tax liability under ...

Emergency Calls Released Related to GWB Lane Closures

Fort Lee has released dispatch calls recorded when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed in September.

Political Roundtable: Feb. 28, 2014

Republican Strategist Pat Torpey and Democratic Strategist Brendan Gill discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Officials begin dismantling NJ tent city

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Construction crews have begun clearing areas of a longstanding homeless encampment in central New Jersey. The dismantling began on Wednesday in Lakewood's "Tent City." Jeffrey Wild, an attorney representing the homeless ...

Mayor: AC will be more business friendly

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new mayor promises to make the city more business-friendly. Speaking at an economic development forum Friday, Don Guardian said the city has already made changes to ease the process of investing and ...

Christie calls for razing Sandy-damaged buildings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed an order to allow the state to knock down homes and other buildings left dilapidated by Superstorm Sandy. He set aside $15 million in federal storm aid to pay for the program as part of the ...

NJ town releases dispatch tapes from traffic jams

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town has released hours of dispatch tapes from the week in September when a traffic jam engineered by Gov. Chris Christie's aides clogged streets near the George Washington Bridge. The traffic jams occurred from ...