Politics & Government


Internal GWB Review Finds Christie Not Involved

The internal review of the George Washington Bridge lane closures has found Gov. Chris Christie was not involved.

Christie lawyer: Zimmer claim on storm aid ‘false’

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A report commissioned by Gov. Chris Christie says members of his administration didn't pressure Hoboken's mayor to approve a development project in exchange for Superstorm Sandy aid. The report released Thursday by lawyers ...

Christie makes changes to NJ arbitration cap bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has issued a quick conditional veto to make major changes to a bill passed by lawmakers that would extend but raise the cap on arbitrator-awarded pay increases for police and firefighter unions. ...

Democrat: NJ should return to carbon-curbing pact

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is attempting to require New Jersey to re-enter a multistate carbon pollution reduction program through legislation. The Senate's Environment Committee will hear a bill on the Regional ...

GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons. Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson is the main attraction for White House hopefuls as the ...

Sen. Gillibrand asks for update of oil spill plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to upgrade contingency plans for oil spills in New York and New Jersey. Gillibrand says safety guidelines need to be updated because the ...

Democrats blast report clearing Christie on jams

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are blasting a new report commissioner by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office that clears him of any involvement in a political retribution scandal. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says it "raises more questions than ...

Christie: Scandal hasn’t altered political plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration. Christie said on his monthly TownSquare ...

Christie: Weight-loss surgery ‘life-changing’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says undergoing stomach banding surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision." Appearing on his monthly TownSquare Media radio show Wednesday night, Christie says he works out four ...

Bills introduced to ban online gambling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are introducing legislation that would ban online gambling. The unveiling of the bills sets the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress. The measures are aimed at reversing a 2011 decision by Attorney ...