Politics & Government


Senate Panel Votes to Loosen Teacher Residency Requirements

A group of senators voted a bill out of committee that would exempt counties bordering other states from having to employ only teachers who live in New Jersey.

Officials Gather to Discuss Climate Change

Lawmakers and environmental activists were part of a press conference about the environment where they called on opponents to acknowledge climate change.

Asw. Handlin Says Tax Increase Proposal Would Be Dead on Arrival

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin says that any tax increase, as proposed by Senate Democratic leaders, would be dead on arrival.

Assembly budget plan funds pensions, raises taxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly is crafting its own state budget proposal that fully funds the public worker pension obligation and restores funding to women's health centers and other core Democratic constituencies. Assembly Speaker ...

NJ Senate confirms 2 to state Supreme Court

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has reconfirmed the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Stuart Rabner will be eligible to serve for 17 years before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. The Democrat was first nominated by ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 19, 2014

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

Disabled students gain equal access to athletics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recalled what a big part organized sports played in his early life as he signed a bill granting disabled students equal access to school athletics. Christie signed the bill Thursday the last full ...

New Jersey Senate approves arbitration cap

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has given final passage to a measure that would extend the cap on arbitration awards to police and firefighters. It now heads to Gov. Chris Christie's desk. Christie hailed a 2 percent cap on the ...

New Jersey may loosen teacher residency rule

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employees of many New Jersey school districts may soon be allowed to live out of state with no questions asked. A state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow employees of school districts in 10 counties ...

Mail delivery suspended after dog attack

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier. The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their ...