Politics & Government


Asm. Wisniewski Says Answers Need to be ‘Robustly Pursued’ in GWB Investigation

Assemblyman John Wisniewski says the committee charged with investigating the GWB lane closures needs to get answers for the public.

NFL backs push for youth concussion protocols

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is joining two New Jersey lawmakers in pushing for federal legislation aimed at protecting student athletes from the dangers of concussions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

NJTV News Live Coverage: Select Committee on Investigation

NJTV provided live coverage of Monday's legislative hearings about the select committee to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Jersey City gets money for fire firefighters

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's second-largest city is getting $6.9 million from Washington to retain or hire 49 firefighters. Jersey City will use the money to hire 25 new firefighters and replace or retain 24 who retired or were facing ...

NJ Democrats combine traffic jam probes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats have voted to merge separate legislative investigations into allegations that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's aides manufactured traffic jams as political payback. The state Assembly and Senate voted ...

Proposed $40,000 raise for mayor draws criticism

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Critics are blasting a proposal that would give a $40,000 pay raise to the mayor of a northwestern New Jersey town, an amount that would more than double his current salary. The Vernon Township Council is expected to vote Monday ...

FEMA will let group seek funds for boardwalk work

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — After twice rejecting the request, federal officials now say a central New Jersey community group can seek $1 million in federal aid for repairing a boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Officials tell the Asbury ...

Sandy aid to Hoboken on par with other NJ towns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city whose Democratic mayor alleged that GOP Gov. Chris Christie's administration threatened to hold up Superstorm Sandy aid if she wouldn't support a development project doesn't appear to have been slighted by the ...

NJ pols say Super Bowl program ignores host state

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl are in for a surprise. The game is being played in New Jersey. Some angry New Jersey politicians say you'd never know it, judging by the ...

Calif. high court asked about high-speed rail case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is petitioning the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public ...