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Lawmakers call for more local traffic funding

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from the state to address transportation issues in cities and counties. Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

At League of Municipalities Convention, Potential Governors Work the Night Shift

Senate President Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Fulop, both presumed to be considering a run for governor, held nighttime events in Atlantic City after the first day of the League of Municipalities Convention.

Casino Workers Demonstrate Over Taj Mahal Closure

About 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Atlantic City to protest billionaire Carl Icahn's assertion that he'll only keep the Taj Mahal open if Local 54 drops its lawsuit over ending benefits.

Ebola Volunteers Down After Quarantine Rules Imposed

An agency sending doctors to West Africa to stop the Ebola epidemic says since New Jersey and New York imposed a mandatory quarantine, there are fewer volunteers.

NJ man enters agreement in White House case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey man arrested after driving onto White House grounds the day after another man got through the front door has entered into an agreement that could lead to his case being dismissed. A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman ...

Asw. Muñoz: Law Aims to Reduce Number of Hospital Re-Admissions

Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz says that a new law will help reduce the number of patients re-admitted to hospitals after being discharged.

Christie ally steps down from investment council

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of New Jersey's State Investment Council has stepped down. Robert Grady is a close ally of Gov. Chris Christie. But he's also attracted criticism because the council increased investments in a fund whose advisers ...

Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats have rebuffed her effort to elect a close ally to an important committee post. Democrats voted 100-90 on Wednesday to make New Jersey ...

New Jersey legislative leaders discuss agenda

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders may differ on some issues, but they all agree that they're not standing in Gov. Chris Christie's shadow. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker ...