Politics & Government

NJ cities to see small school aid increases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Urban school districts in New Jersey are in line for smaller state aid increases than many suburban schools under a new plan from the state Education Department. The state released its district-by-district subsidy plans on ...

Christie raises money with Romney in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is keeping a low profile during a brief Boston fundraising appearance that attracted former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and intense criticism from Democrats. Romney and Republican ...

GOP: New Documents Reveal Little But Partisanship

Newly un-redacted documents show what Democrats have called a juvenile and cavalier attitude surrounding the GWB lane closures.

Fair Share Housing Director: Bill for Sandy Cleanup Puzzling

Fair Share Housing Center Associate Director Kevin Walsh says it puzzling to see HGI bills higher than expected when the company did not produce any reports for their Hurricane Sandy work.

NJ Lawmakers Approve Bill Giving Adoptees Access to Birth Records

The Birthright Bill would let adoptees access their New Jersey birth records to find their biological parents.

NJ court supervisor arrested

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in northern New Jersey say a court supervisor has been arrested and charged with stalking and making terroristic threats, among other charges. The Passaic County prosecutor's office announced Thursday ...

Salary, pension bill shelved for now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would have given Gov. Chris Christie the power to raise salaries for his cabinet, increased judges' pay and tweaked the public employee pension law to benefit a few elected officials is on hold indefinitely. ...

NJ legislative delegation headed to Israel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is making his first visit to Israel as part of a delegation of 12 state legislators. The 10 Democrats and 2 Republicans leave Thursday night on what will be a six-day trip for most. ...

More documents released in NJ traffic jam case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly unredacted documents clear up some of the minor mysteries in the political payback scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor has come under scrutiny after redacted documents revealed that ...

Christie nominates familiar education commissioner

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated a former state education commissioner to return to his former post. Christie on Thursday announced he has selected David Hespe to run the state's Education Department. Hespe held the same job ...