Politics & Government


DRPA CEO: Spending Will Be on Transportation Projects Only

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says the organization will no longer be spending money on non-transportation projects.

Sweeney Hopes to Override Conditional Veto of Sandy Bill of Rights

Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he is working to override Gov. Christie's conditional veto of the Sandy Bill of Rights.

Govs. Scott, Christie holding Tampa port event

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott was joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a campaign event to highlight funding for Tampa's port and others across the state. The two Republican governors appeared Thursday afternoon at Port Hendry, ...

Casino lobby drops pro-Internet gambling advocacy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's main lobbying group has quietly ended its efforts to legalize online gambling as its members stake starkly different positions on the matter. American Gaming Association officials said Thursday that the group ...

Jersey City files suit against the Port Authority

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a lawsuit filed against the agency by Jersey City officials has no merit. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking $400 million for what ...

New Jersey targets opiate addiction with ads

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has launched an ad campaign and website targeting opiate addiction. Thursday's announcement by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse represents the implementation of the first of the recommendations ...

Christie postponed property tax credits

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's property tax credits are on hold while Gov. Chris Christie and his administration work to balance the budget. The Homestead Rebate tax credit available to senior citizens, the disabled and homeowners with incomes ...

Utility regulators approve storm improvements

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State regulators have approved a $1 billion plan by New Jersey's largest utility to raise rates over five years to strengthen electric and gas systems to protect them from future storms. Public Service Electric and Gas initially ...

Newtown parents call on Christie to sign ammo ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting have joined Democrats in calling on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The measure ...

Sweeney seeks Sandy Bill of Rights veto override

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Senate president wants to try to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the Superstorm Sandy "Bill of Rights." Sen. Stephen Sweeney made the announcement Thursday at the home of a Manasquan family who are still ...