Politics & Government


Toll Collectors Say Privatizing Their Jobs Will Hurt Their Bottom Line

Toll collectors say they work in constant fear that their jobs will be on the chopping block if the Christie administration goes forward with its plan to privatize toll collection.

Seaside Park Boardwalk Reconstruction at Standstill

Because the Seaside Park boardwalk is privately owned, its reconstruction has been delayed as property owners negotiate.

Board Investigates NJ Water Quality

A nine-member board appointed by the governor, Senate president and Assembly speaker are looking into water quality in New Jersey.

Christie taps former AG to head Port Authority

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has put forth a former state attorney general to be the next chairman of the embattled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Christie announced on Tuesday that he's recommended John Degnan to replace ...

Court: City’s gun permit applications improper

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has ruled that Jersey City's gun permit application asks too many questions not permitted by state law. But Mayor Steve Fulop says the city will appeal the decision, which was issued Monday. He also ...

Dem: Budget adjustments could total $800M

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of the Senate Budget Committee says New Jersey is facing significant late-year budget cuts because Gov. Chris Christie's administration overestimated how much tax revenue the state would receive. Sen. Paul Sarlo says ...

Turnpike board hears from foes of privatization

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Some New jersey lawmakers have spoken out against a plan to privatize toll collections on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates both roadways, held its monthly ...

Gov. Christie Nominates John Degnan as Chairman of Port Authority

Gov. Chris Christie has nominated John Degnan, a former attorney general of New Jersey, as chairman of the Port Authority.

Before resigning, congressman hired law firm

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman hired a law firm to help with an ethics probe he was facing just before he resigned earlier this year. Former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1h9GhUs ) that ...

Coast Guard training center to hold terror drill

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Southern New Jersey's Coast Guard Training Center is preparing for its first full-scale terrorism drill. Military, law enforcement and emergency management officials will respond to a simulated suicide bombing at the ...