Politics & Government

AP: Watson-Coleman to run for Congress

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Veteran legislator Bonnie Watson-Coleman has become the third candidate to announce her intention to seek a reliably Democratic congressional seat held by the retiring Rep. Rush Holt. Watson-Coleman told The Associated Press ...

NJ to get much-needed salt shipment for roads

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A much-awaited shipment of road salt is expected to arrive at Port Newark, with another one due next week. The cargo ship is to arrive from Chile on Thursday. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1eWF0hf) reports the salt is being ...

NJ weighs smoking ban at beaches and parks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, ...

NJ eyes panel to study casino at Meadowlands

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers want to study whether casino gambling should be expanded to the Meadowlands sports complex in East Rutherford. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says the state needs to evaluate how well a package of reforms ...

Christie hears from storm victims at town hall

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — At a town hall meeting, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blaming the federal government for deficiencies in the state's Superstorm Sandy recovery. Christie returned to Republican-controlled Monmouth County on Thursday for ...

Weinstein Departs NJ Transit to Mixed Reviews

NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein will be leaving the agency March 1 amid criticism for the handling of the Super Bowl and storage ahead of Hurricane Sandy.

Some Municipalities Get Salt Shipments, Others Still Waiting

After Roselle's mayor made a phone call to International Salt, the town got a shipment. But many are having trouble replenishing their salt supply this winter.

Sarlo: NJ’s Debt is Troubling

Sen. Paul Sarlo says the record level of debt the state has is troubling, particularly because revenues continue to fall.

Asm. Chivukula Will Run for Congress

Assemblyman Uprendra Chivukula will be running to fill Rep. Rush Holt's position in Congress.

Judge asked to enforce traffic jam subpoenas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating a political payback scandal involving Gov. Chris Christie's administration have filed court papers to enforce subpoenas on two key figures who refuse to turn over documents. The legal battle ...