Politics & Government

Christie in Washington for governors’ events

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Washington Friday for two days of Republican Governors Association and National Governors Association events. The Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate plans to ...

Democrats see a chance to undercut GOP governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign season with broad presidential implications, Democrats are working to undercut prominent Republican governors who expect to strengthen their political appeal in November's midterm elections. Democrats have few ...

Judge: Spying on NJ Muslims by NYPD was legal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation. U.S. District Judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit ...

Sandy Dominates Christie Town Hall

Gov. Christie held a town hall in Monmouth County where he focused on Sandy recovery and blamed the federal government for delays.

Sandy Victims Frustrated with Recovery Process

Some victims of Hurricane Sandy have found the process of getting aid money difficult.

Mass. gives green light to gas-fired power plant

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts environmental officials have signed off on all the state and local permits and approvals needed for construction of a proposed 692-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the site of the existing Salem Harbor ...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a ...

Democrats see chances for gains in governor races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats face a tough map in the Senate and House in the 2014 elections but see opportunities to pick up seats in three dozen governors' races this year. As a bonus, they hope to score an early knockout against a potential 2016 ...

Assembly advances Sandy aid oversight bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state Assembly panel advanced a bill Thursday aimed at fixing perceived problems with the way aid is being distributed to New Jersey's victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Housing and Community Development Committee approved a ...

Lawyer: Port Authority chair’s vote misrecorded

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A vote by the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey two years ago that has drawn scrutiny over a possible conflict of interest may get a do-over. A Port Authority lawyer has sent a letter to chairman David ...