Politics & Government

NJ fines firm for letting barred broker work

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A California-based security firm has been fined for allowing a broker who had been barred in New Jersey to continue working. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced the sanctions Wednesday. WestPark Capital was ...

New Jersey panel could call Christie to testify

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative committee investigating a traffic jam orchestrated by Chris Christie's aides plans to start calling people who work for him to testify beginning next month — and it hasn't ruled out asking to hear ...

Traffic scandal firm donated to Christie-led group

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The law firm that concluded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no involvement in shutting down traffic lanes for political retribution has given $10,000 to a national political group where he is chairman. Gibson, Dunn & ...

Poll: Residents sour on NJ’s Sandy recovery effort

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has ...

NJ Set E-Filing Record for Filing Tax Returns

According to the IRS, 3.1 million tax returns out of 3.5 million were filed electronically in New Jersey.

Arbitration Cap Dominates Latest Christie Town Hall

Gov. Christie told those in attendance at his town hall in Somerset that the 2 percent arbitration cap works to keep property taxes in check.

Restored Military Helicopter Finds Home at Vietnam Era Museum

A 1964 military helicopter nicknamed Huey that served two tours in Vietnam has been restored and moved to the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.

Acting Comptroller: Towns Studied Used Improper Overtime Pay Authority

Acting State Comptroller Marc Larkins says 14 out of 30 towns studied did not take the proper action to authorize overtime and comp pay.

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves ...

Christie Calls for Assembly Approval of Arbitration Cap

Gov. Christie was in Trenton with local, county and state officials to call on the Assembly to approve a measure he conditionally vetoed that would extend the arbitration cap.