Politics & Government

New Jersey lawmakers may change inheritance tax

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are looking into repealing new Jersey's inheritance tax and raising the threshold for paying an estate tax. The state is one of only two that taxes both now, according to The Record (http://bit.ly/1p4cfEn). ...

Mom of boys with Lyme disease fights for chickens

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman is fighting to keep the chickens she bought to eat ticks after her sons contracted Lyme disease. NBC40 reports (http://bit.ly/1BOrsDS ) that Jamie Warner wants Bridgeton City Council to change an ordinance ...

New Jersey’s Weedman in fight to appear on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual New Jersey political candidate who calls himself Weedman has some obstacles to getting on the ballot for a congressional race this fall. Ed Forchion (FOR'-chin) is appealing a decision that found he failed to ...

Last Week on NJTV News (Aug. 18-22, 2014)

Missed an episode last week? Catch up with what happened on NJTV News.

Parents Express Displeasure With One Newark Plan

Parents say that there have been issues with enrollment for the upcoming school year in Newark.

FEMA Grants Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 Million

FEMA granted the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 million through the Public Assistance Program to build a new flood protection system.

Political Roundtable: Aug. 22, 2014

Democratic Strategist Steve Ayscue and Republican Strategist Al Gaburo discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Correspondent David Cruz.

NJ retailer pays $1.56 million over NY taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey appliance chain has agreed to pay $1.56 million to settle allegations it failed to pay New York taxes over a 10-year period. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the settlement with Topline ...

Sanitation men nearly throw away mayor’s piano

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A piano donated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop nearly ended up in a landfill instead of making music in a pedestrian plaza. Fulop gave the upright so residents could play tunes in a pedestrian plaza that opened on Monday. ...

Chris Christie sends daughter off to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One of the Republican Party's movers-and-shakers is more of a mover this week. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife have packed up their daughter, Sarah, and her belongings and headed for South Bend, Indiana. They're ...