Politics & Government

Report finds health issues after chemical release

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on ...

Comptroller faults pay in some NJ fire districts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's comptroller found some of the state's fire districts pay their employees more than the average in New York City and Philadelphia. The watchdog released a report Wednesday that examined fire districts in ...

Christie Holds Sandy Recovery Town Hall

Gov. Christie visited Manahawkin to discuss the Hurricane Sandy recovery process.

Medical Equipment Suppliers Feel Squeeze in New Medicare Bidding Process

A new process of bidding to supply medical equipment to Medicare patients has cut down on business' profits.

Harsh winter took toll on Port Authority budget

NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter took a toll on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's finances. Overtime numbers were released for the first quarter on Wednesday, and the weather was blamed for pushing civilian overtime 200,000 hours over ...

New Jersey lawmaker wants Valentine’s do-over

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans who found their Valentine's Day plans derailed by snow and bitter cold might get a second chance at love. Assemblyman John McKeon has introduced a resolution that would designate Aug. 14 as "Half St. Valentine's ...

Power plant becomes a model for cleaner operation

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act. Homer City Generating Station is expected to make the ...

Adoption Bill Signing Marks Compromise on Heated Measure

A measure the governor has now signed will allow adopted individuals to access their birth records, which some say could be an invasion of privacy for birth parents.

Primary Race Between Lonegan, MacArthur Gets Heated

Tea Party member Steve Lonegan and Republican Party establishment member Tom MacArthur are fighting to represent the third congressional district.

Former Gov. Florio: Pension Payment Issue Has Gotten Bad

Former Gov. James Florio says that the pension payment system has gotten bad and that people have not been given the resolution they were promised.