Politics & Government


Gopal and Hoffman Discuss State of the State Address

Democratic Strategist Vin Gopal and Republican Strategist Jeannette Hoffman discuss the points raised by Gov. Chris Christie in his State of the State address.

Christie: NJ must reduce pension, debt payments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says the state government needs to reduce its rising pension and debt service costs. He said in his State of the State speech Tuesday that the costs will rise by nearly $1 billion in the fiscal year that ...

Text of 2014 Christie’s State of the State address

Text of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2014 State of the State address as prepared for delivery Tuesday: ____ Lt. Governor, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Legislators, friends, fellow New Jerseyans: The last week has certainly tested this ...

AG to probe state police discrimination claim

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Attorney General's office says it will investigate allegations that the state police superintendent racially discriminated against the force's retired head of minority recruitment. The claims surfaced Friday in a ...

NJ teachers union wants input on longer school day

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The president of New Jersey's largest and most powerful teachers union says he wants input into Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to extend the length of the school day and school year. The concept of having children spend more ...

NJ’s Legislature starts new session

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic-led Legislature has opened a new session as lawmakers investigate the Christie administration's role in closing lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. Vincent Prieto (PREE'-eh-toh) took the oath ...

NJTV News Special Report: The State of the State

NJTV News live coverage of Gov. Christie's State of the State address, analysis and the post-address Democratic response.

NJ students might get social media training

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Students in New Jersey might get social media training in school. Lawmakers on Monday sent Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would help educate students on the responsible use of social media and its many pitfalls. The ...

Bill would shield sexting minors from Megan’s law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Minors in New Jersey who engage in sexting would not be placed on the state's Megan's Law registry under a bill that has received final legislative approval. The Legislature on Monday sent the bill to Gov. Chris Christie. The ...

Bill to overhaul Jersey City pensions passes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would overhaul the pension system in New Jersey's second-largest city is headed to Gov. Chris Christie. The state Senate on Monday passed the bill which reduces cost of living adjustments in Jersey City's pension ...