Politics & Government

Newark to ask state for $28M to close budget gap

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is submitting a budget, ending months of speculation about whether the state would take over the city's finances. Recently-inaugurated Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is expected to submit a budget to the state ...

Protesters meet Sen. Reid at New Jersey fundraiser

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republicans turned a campaign fundraiser featuring U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid into a rallying point. More than 100 people protested outside event Monday at a Cherry Hill restaurant. The intent was to ...

Assembly Passes Bail Reform Package

Members of the Assembly passed the bail reform package, which puts a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

Investigative Reporters Discuss Their Book ‘The Jersey Sting’

ABC News Senior Investigative Reporter Josh Margolin and Star-Ledger Staff Writer Ted Sherman discuss their book "The Jersey Sting," based on the federal sting that occurred five years ago when Gov. Chris Christie was attorney general.

Romney to headline NJ GOP fundraiser

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be in New Jersey next month to help Gov. Chris Christie celebrate his birthday. Romney is slated to attend a Sept. 10 fundraiser for the New Jersey Republican Party in ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 4, 2014

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

New Jersey Assembly advances open space funding

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will get to decide in November whether to dedicate a portion of the state's business tax revenue to protecting open space. The state Assembly voted Monday to place the measure on the ballot as a possible ...

New Jersey Assembly to vote on 2 amendments

New Jersey's Assembly is gearing up for votes on whether to advance two constitutional amendments. Lawmakers are planning to vote Monday on an amendment that, coupled with a law, would overhaul the state's bail system. Christie has made the measure a ...

Corruption probe might not hurt Cuomo’s US profile

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. And both are now facing criticism — and the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — for their ...

Christie hits back at judicial pick critics

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hitting back at conservative critics who've been running ads criticizing his judicial picks. The Judicial Crisis Network ran TV and radio spots ahead of Christie's recent trips to ...