Politics & Government

Trenton police kill gunman

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who officials say opened fire on their patrol vehicle in New Jersey's capital city. The officers responded to a report of a man with a gun on Wilson Street in Trenton around 7 a.m. Thursday. Mercer ...

New Jersey Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Assembly has passed a bill to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The bill establishes a procedure for patients to request to end their lives. A second doctor would have to ...

Newark bans smoking in city parks, rec facilities

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Smokers are going to find fewer places where they can light up in New Jersey's largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within ...

Lawmakers pass bills stemming from bridge closure

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a pair of measures stemming from the politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year. The Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would subject the Port Authority ...

Christie faces Iowa pressure on pig crate ban

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — There are not that many pigs in his home state. But there are millions in the early presidential voting state of Iowa. And that's making for a tough decision for Chris Christie, both New Jersey's governor and a potential ...

Christie Calls for Change in Atlantic City

Gov. Christie went to Atlantic City for the second summit to discuss how to help the city's economic recovery.

Navigating Latest Obamacare Open Enrollment

The Obamacare open enrollment period begins Saturday with two more insurance carriers available.

Emergent Repair Fund for Schools Exhausted

New Jersey's School Development Authority is running out of money needed to for emergent school repairs.

Greenstein tapped to lead state Senate panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Sen. Linda Greenstein will be the new chair of the chamber's Law and Public Safety Committee. Senate President Steve Sweeney announced the move Wednesday. Greenstein succeeds former colleague Donald Norcross, who ...

Not Much Time for Christie’s Standardized Test Commission

Members of Gov. Christie's appointed commission to study the use of standards-based testing have just a few weeks before their first recommendations are due.