Politics & Government

As Christie heads to Iowa, a busy summer continues

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Iowa on Thursday for his most significant out-of-state trip yet as he weighs a run for president in 2016. But it won't be his only trip this summer. Christie plans to visit 14 states ...

State issues citations to dozens of contractors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials have issued violation notices to dozens of home improvement contractors, seeking more than $1.3 million overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution. The citations against the 68 ...

NJ governor to appear at Illinois GOP fundraiser

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is getting a boost from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie is expected to appear at a July 25 downtown Chicago fundraiser with Rauner and his lieutenant ...

NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chris Christie heads the Republican Governors Association and says that's why he'll be in Iowa on Thursday — to raise money for other politicians. Iowa, of course, is an important early-voting state in the presidential ...

Slain police officer will be promoted, honored

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be promoted to the rank of detective and given the department's highest honor. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says Officer Melvin Santiago will receive the ...

Legislative probe on bridge traffic jams slows

TRETNON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year. They say they'll skip calling some witnesses largely so they ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 16, 2014

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

Christie to address Wall Street crowd

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be speaking and lunching with a Wall Street crowd. Christie will be the luncheon speaker Wednesday at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference in New York City. The conference says it brings together ...

Menendez has spent about $650K on ethics probes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has spent about $650,000 on his legal defense related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. An Internal Revenue Service report released ...

Reporter who spoke about black families suspended

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police while reporting on a fatal New Jersey police shooting says he's been suspended from his station and won't return. Sean Bergin says he ...