Politics & Government


Mayor Fulop: First Commute of Pulaski Skyway Closure Went Well

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says the first commute without the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway went relatively smoothly, but it's a holiday week and he says officials still have to be prepared for increased traffic.

Sen. Lesniak: Port Authority Board Needs a Public Member

Sen. Ray Lesniak says that bringing in a representative from a public organization, such as AAA, to replace Commissioner Anthony Sartor at the Port Authority is the best way to go.

Asm. Prieto Wants to Negotiate Arbitration Renewal Bill

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto wants to negotiate the Arbitration Renewal Bill with Gov. Christie instead of simply accepting his conditional veto so that a decision can be reached that everyone can be happy with.

Christie ‘nervous’ when scandal linked to aides

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly released notes from lawyers who interviewed Gov. Chris Christie say he was "nervous" about finding out if anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic jam scandal. Christie was one of 75 people ...

Port Authority board member Sartor resigns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another New Jersey board member on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has resigned. A Port Authority spokesman confirms that Anthony Sartor submitted his resignation Monday. That comes less than three weeks after ...

NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders

NEW YORK (AP) — A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Journalism's highest honor will be announced on Monday. Revelations about the National Security Agency's spy ...

Atlantic City eyeing new color-coded road signs

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Atlantic City want to replace the city's road signs with a color-coded system they say will be less confusing for visitors. The new program has been developed by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority ...

NJ towns grappling with rules for film crews

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Lights! Camera! Now, show us your permit. Some New Jersey towns are reacting to the increasing number of reality shows being filmed in the shore area by considering new ordinances. Town officials say they want to minimize ...

Christie gets extension in lane closures lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has given Gov. Chris Christie and other defendants more time to file a response to two lawsuits related to last fall's lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Christie was among several defendants scheduled to ...

School budget elections disappearing in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The April school budget election is swiftly becoming a thing of the past in New Jersey. On April 23, voters in just 26 communities across the state will hold the elections in which voters are asked to approve their school ...