Politics & Government


Conflict of Interest Concerns Surface with Port Authority

Some have questioned Port Authority Board Chairman David Samson's involvement in a deal with NJ Transit that benefited his law firm.

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke working on book

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir. Bernanke told The Associated Press on Monday that he will focus not just on the Fed's response to the 2008 ...

Asm. Schaer Concerned About Raising Government Officials’ Wages

Gary Schaer, the new Assembly Budget Committee chairman, says other aspects need to be evaluated before government officials get raises.

NJ debt highlighted on eve of Christie budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly's budget committee is hearing from the Legislature's fiscal expert on the growing amount of state debt. But the panel will have to wait until Gov. Chris Christie gives his budget address on Tuesday to hear about ...

Mayor wants to stay in office until he’s sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city says he should be allowed to remain in office until he's sentenced on corruption charges. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack filed legal papers Monday on his own behalf, arguing that the state should ...

Post-Sandy beach repair work to start in Keansburg

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Work to repair a Raritan Bay beachfront damaged by Superstorm Sandy should begin within the next week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project in Keansburg is part of a massive beach restoration effort going on along most ...

Jersey City mayor seeks public’s help on potholes

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City's mayor wants people to help him fix the city's pothole problem. The streets in New Jersey's second-largest city have been battered by snow and freezing temperatures and are now pockmarked with potholes. So ...

NJ Sandy contractor ousted over performance

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A high-ranking New Jersey official has acknowledged for the first time that performance problems are the reason a contractor hired last year to handle applications for the state's biggest post-Sandy housing recovery program is ...

NJ Assembly panel holds salary hike bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill giving pay raises to members of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet and tweaking the pension law to benefit some elected officials has stalled. The bill scheduled to be fast-tracked through the Legislature this week was held ...

A battered Christie to unveil NJ budget proposal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's politically battered Gov. Chris Christie is set to deliver his annual budget address this week. The Republican governor's speech Tuesday comes as state tax revenues are expected to rise, although much of the ...