Politics & Government

Scandal-tested Gov. Christie sworn into 2nd term

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has been sworn into office for a second term with a renewed call for bipartisanship even as Democrats demand more answers about a bridge scandal that has led to other questions about abuse of power. The ...

Guadagno Blasts Zimmer as Charges Against Christie Mount

Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno called Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's claims that the Christie administration would withhold Sandy aid without her backing a real estate project false and illogical.

Recipients of Legislative Subpoenas Retain Legal Counsel

Most of the individuals who have gotten legislative subpoenas related to the George Washington Bridge lane closures have hired lawyers.

Robins Says GWB Investigation Should Be Eye-Opener For Port Authority

Martin Robins says the GWB investigation should be an eye-opener for the Port Authority and cause legislators to form a bi-state commission to analyze what has gone wrong and come up with solution.

Bill Could Mandate Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

A bill under consideration would require all newly constructed homes in New Jersey to have fire sprinklers installed.

Carl Lewis: Christie wanted me out of Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped a plan to appoint him the state's first physical fitness ambassador when he launched a political campaign against a Christie ...

NJ eyes controlled burns to fight forest fires

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is on the verge of approving more controlled burns of underbrush on forest floors. The goal is to prevent major forest fires and help ecosystems that depend on fire as part of the natural cycle. The ...

Christie aide: Hoboken treated no differently

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is continuing its push to show that Hoboken has not been treated differently than other cities in its efforts to gain Superstorm Sandy relief funding. This weekend, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer ...

NJ mayor: Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of a New Jersey town flooded during Superstorm Sandy says she was told an ultimatum tying storm recovery aid to her support of a prime real estate development came from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. ...

Giuliani: NJ governor faces ‘partisan witch hunt’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Democrats are engaged in a partisan pile-on as New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie faces a traffic jam scandal that's testing his administration and threatening his political ...