Politics & Government


Officials Hope to Dredge Shark River

In light of the recent fish kill in Shark River, Neptune Township officials say it's time to dredge the waterway, which they've been trying to do for nearly 20 years.

Political Roundtable: May 30, 2014

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

Case settled over low-income Sandy aid in NJ

New Jersey will provide more aid to low-income homeowners and renters still displaced by Superstorm Sandy under a settlement with the federal government. The state also will direct more aid to the hardest-hit counties, and conduct new reviews of ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: May 30, 2014

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

New Jersey GOP sticks with Christie on Sandy veto

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republicans in the New Jersey Senate are sticking with Gov. Chris Christie and won't vote to override his conditional veto of the Superstorm Sandy "Bill of Rights." Eleven GOP members voted for the bill in March. The ...

Secaucus complains about Electric Daisy noise

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Secaucus residents didn't like what they were hearing from the Electric Daisy festival during the Memorial Day weekend. Town officials and the police department fielded over 100 complaints about noise and they issued tickets ...

Christie campaigns for Alexander in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized Washington for its partisan ways in a campaign appearance in Tennessee for Sen. Lamar Alexander, who's facing a tea party-styled challenger in the Republican primary. Christie has ...

Port Authority reforms announcement canceled

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state senator says the announcement of reform measures for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was canceled because the legislative bills were not ready yet. Lawmakers from both states had been planning ...

Rutgers board plans to fight governance change

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University's board of trustees is pledging to fight a bill in the Legislature that would give politicians greater say on who makes decisions about the university. At an emergency meeting Friday, trustees president ...

Newspaper: Some Christie aides get big raises

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A newspaper reports that only about 20 percent of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's staff got pay raises this year. But for those who did, the gains were big. The Record reported Thursday that 27 of the 148 employees in the ...