Politics & Government

NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf. Members of Alpha Company, 2-113th ...

Assembly Fails to Vote on Bail Reform Package

After a plea from Gov. Christie for lawmakers to pass a bail reform package, Assembly Speaker Prieto failed to put it up for a vote. Lawmakers have until Monday to pass the measure to put a question on the November ballot.

Trenton Mayor Jackson Says It’s Time for Bail Reform

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says that it is time for bail reform and that Gov. Chris Christie is moving in the right direction with it.

Complaints Linger for Child Protective Services

Despite a change of name and practices, some still worry that the Division of Child Protection and Permanency isn't doing enough to protect New Jersey kids.

Princeton Mayor Upset with Affordable Housing Changes

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert says reducing the affordable housing obligation for municipalities is a bad idea because it will create concentrations of poverty.

NJ judge dismisses challenge to gay conversion ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Trenton filed on Thursday rejects the claims ...

Christie signs gambling self-exclusion bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that allows gamblers to ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The law applies to people who sign up and make the ...

Christie Remarks to Special Legislative Session on Bail Reform

Gov. Christie gave remarks about the bail reform package he wants lawmakers to take action on.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 31, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month. This time he's defending his economic record against Democratic attacks as he courts voters in the first-in-the-nation ...