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3rd District race attracts 2 candidates from north

5-3-14
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — The gloves are off in the Republican primary race in central New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. Two former mayors from northern New Jersey moved into the district after Republican U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan announced he ...

Condoleezza Rice decides against Rutgers address

5-3-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a ...

Ex-head of bridge agency won’t turn over more docs

5-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former head of the agency that oversees the George Washington Bridge won't turn over any additional documents to a New Jersey legislative panel investigating the lane closures that sparked a political scandal for Gov. Chris ...
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12th Congressional District Candidates Debate

5-2-14
The four Democrats and one Republican vying to replace Congressman Rush Holt in the 12th District met for a debate in Trenton.
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Political Roundtable: May 2, 2014

5-2-14
Republican Strategist Pat Torpey and Democratic Strategist Bill Caruso discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.
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Industry Insiders Rally Support for State Film Tax Credit

5-2-14
After New Jersey's film tax incentive expired, projects moved from the Garden State elsewhere, particularly New York State. Insiders say this is costing jobs.

Port Authority keeps weekend ferry service

5-2-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will continue weekend ferry service that it started to help travelers who normally take PATH trains into and out of Manhattan. PATH service between Jersey City's Exchange Place ...

New Jersey town bans parking lot races

5-2-14
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Officials have waved the red flag on racing in the parking lots at New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center. The Holmdel Township Committee voted to impose fines and restrictions aimed at Gotham Dream Cars. The company offers ...

NJ credit rating drops on news of budget shortfall

5-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's credit rating has been lowered one notch by Wall Street after the state announced an anticipated $807 budget shortfall. Fitch Ratings dropped the state's credit rating one step to A+ on news of the shortage ...
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Senate Budget Committee Discusses NJ Fiscal Health

5-1-14
Democratic Sen. Paul Sarlo blames the latest credit rating downgrade on overly optimistic revenue projections by the Christie administration.