Politics & Government

PA police union wades into GWB lane closure tiff

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's police union has inserted himself into the controversy over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge that caused traffic nightmares in September. New Jersey lawmakers ...

Suit spotlights AC police brutality complaints

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is raising questions about the Atlantic City police department's handling of brutality complaints against its officers. U.S. District Judge Joel Schneider in Camden is presiding over a 2010 excessive-force ...

NYC mayor-elect De Blasio chooses a deputy

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed Anthony Shorris as his first deputy mayor. Shorris is a former executive director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He now works at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Shorris ...

Christie begins making inaugural plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making plans for his second inauguration. The governor announced the formation of his inaugural committee on Wednesday and named his brother, Todd, and former law partner Bill Palatucci as its ...

Atlantic City police chief promotion delayed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials have postponed swearing in Atlantic City's new police chief. Deputy Chief Henry White on Thursday was set to replace Ernest Jubilee, who retired at the end of last month after 40 years on the job. But state ...

Audit: Newark’s city council spending is high

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An audit of Newark's finances shows the city government paid employees for overtime and unused leave time it can't document. The state comptroller's report says Newark's city council budget is large compared with other New ...

NJ Senate president taking to Twitter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate president says he's taking to Twitter to answer citizens' questions once per week. Democrat Steve Sweeney says he will answer at least five questions from the public every Thursday. He says it's a way ...

Bill Clinton headlines Fulop fundraiser

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will be in Jersey City to headline a fundraiser for Mayor Steve Fulop. The $2,500 per person event kicks off with a private reception at the Liberty House at 1 p.m. Tuesday. A general reception ...

Christie: Early front-runner status ‘meaningless’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't think much about his status as front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He describes the designation as "meaningless" in a race that's three years away. ...

Gov. Christie Names Chief of Staff as Next State Attorney General

During a Statehouse press conference, Gov. Chris Christie announced that Kevin O'Dowd will be the next state attorney general. He also addressed questions about his stance on the DREAM Act and talk of a deal he made with George Norcross.