Politics & Government

Poll: Republican close in New Jersey Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows a little-known Republican is closer than expected early in his run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Booker ahead of ...

New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 6, 2014

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

Poll: Christie trails Clinton in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among New Jersey voters surveyed in a poll about the 2016 presidential race. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ack) University poll released Wednesday shows ...

Bergen Joins Counties with Judge Shortage

Bergen County currently has six judicial vacancies and three judges are planning to retire by Sept. 1, which means civil cases will be put on hold.

NJ NAACP President: Minorities Sit in Jail for Minor Offenses with Current Bail System

New Jersey Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Richard Smith says with the current bail system, African-Americans, Latinos and the poor are sitting in jail for 10 months on average for minor offenses.

NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.

Push is on for paid sick days in New Jersey cities

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group is pushing to require businesses in six New Jersey cities to offer workers paid sick leave. An ordinance was introduced Monday in East Orange. And New Jersey Working Families says a coalition of left-leaning groups ...

Christie signs bill banning ivory importing, trade

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It will soon be illegal to trade ivory or rhinoceros horns in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday that outlaws importing, buying or selling the animal parts. Christie and the bill's sponsors say the ...

Ex-wholesale firm worker faces embezzlement charge

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Theft charges have been filed against a man accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from a northern New Jersey wholesale firm where he formerly worked. State authorities say Steven Dilk could face up to 10 years in prison if ...