Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 4, 2014

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

New Jersey Assembly advances open space funding

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will get to decide in November whether to dedicate a portion of the state's business tax revenue to protecting open space. The state Assembly voted Monday to place the measure on the ballot as a possible ...

New Jersey Assembly to vote on 2 amendments

New Jersey's Assembly is gearing up for votes on whether to advance two constitutional amendments. Lawmakers are planning to vote Monday on an amendment that, coupled with a law, would overhaul the state's bail system. Christie has made the measure a ...

Corruption probe might not hurt Cuomo’s US profile

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. And both are now facing criticism — and the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — for their ...

Christie hits back at judicial pick critics

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hitting back at conservative critics who've been running ads criticizing his judicial picks. The Judicial Crisis Network ran TV and radio spots ahead of Christie's recent trips to ...

Christie refuses to comment on Moreland troubles

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is refusing to comment on his New York counterpart's recent troubles — or their impact on the Republican candidate trying to unseat him. Christie swatted back questions from reporters Friday ...

Christie Says a Commission Will Study Pension Reform Fix

Gov. Christie created a non-partisan commission that will make recommendations on a fix for the pension system.

U.S. Sen. Booker Wants to be Bridge Builder for Issues

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that he wants to take action in a bipartisan manner and be a bridge builder around the issues that matter.

Christie: No recollection of Egea texts

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't remember receiving text messages from an aide about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Regina Egea (eh-JEE'-uh) testified in July that she'd texted the governor her thoughts ...

Christie to convene panel on pension reform

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is looking for more input for solutions to the state's budget woes. Christie will sign an executive order Friday in Parsippany convening a nonpartisan blue ribbon commission tasked with coming up with ...