Politics & Government

New Jersey Democratic lawmakers advance tax hikes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-controlled Legislature has advanced a budget that relies on tax hikes that Gov. Chris Christie is likely to veto. The budget committees of both the Senate and the Assembly voted late Tuesday night to send ...

Lawmakers to Begin Debating State Budget

The Senate and Assembly budget committees will begin debating the 2015 state budget Tuesday and hope to vote on the measure Thursday.

Sen. Kyrillos: High Taxes Cause People to Leave NJ

Sen. Joe Kyrillos says the high income taxes in New Jersey cause people to move to other states, so the Garden State loses those people's philanthropy and wealth, which hurts nonprofit organizations.

Gaming and Tourism Chair: Supreme Court’s Decision on Gaming a Big Blow

Gaming and Tourism Chairman Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to keep the ban on sports betting in New Jersey is disappointing and a big blow to the state.

Some Worry Moving Disabled from Centers Will Be Harmful

While some with disabilities agree with moving out of state-run facilities, others say moving could harm the residents.

Speedway chief: Feds helped with Indy 500 security

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says the federal homeland security officials helped protect fans and others at this year's Indianapolis 500 by providing extra cameras and helicopters. Speedway President Doug ...

Lawmakers hear about potential stadium threats

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It's generally agreed that the security effort at the recent Super Bowl played in New Jersey was a resounding success. So the most interesting part of Monday's congressional hearing in Newark to review lessons learned from the ...

New Jersey Democrats making next move on budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic New Jersey lawmakers are planning to introduce a budget plan with full pension contributions for public sector workers and an income tax hike for households with incomes of at least $1 million. State Assemblyman John ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 23, 2014

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

Justices rebuff NJ’s effort on sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling ...