Politics & Government

New Jersey looks to cut costs amid big shortfall

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state treasurer says the state is looking for ways to cut its budget between now and the end of June to fill an $800 million budget gap. Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff appeared Thursday before the Senate's budget ...

Assembly Budget Committee Questions State Treasurer About Shortfall

Democrats on the Assembly Budget Committee pressed State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff about how he plans to close an $800 million budget shortfall.

Taxpayers Paying for Internal GWB Review

The legal bills for the internal GWB lane closure review are being paid for by taxpayer money and whatever the Christie administration can raise through campaign funds.

Six Days Before Newarkers Go to the Polls, the Campaign Tightens

Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries are campaigning with less than a week to go before election day.

Port Authority sued by former no. 2-ranked cop

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey sheriff who was hired by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey claims in a lawsuit the agency mistreated him and forced him to resign. Jerry Speziale filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Newark. The former ...

Lambertville Playground Closed Because of Contaminated Soil

Tests found toxins, including lead, in the soil beneath a Lambertville playground. Officials say remediation will take six months.

US funds China-backed windmills NJ rejected twice

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has promised up to $47 million to a Chinese-backed windmill project that has already been rejected twice by New Jersey regulators. Fishermen's Energy says it hopes the federal funds will ...

NY library shelves revamp, won’t move 1M books

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has abandoned its $300 million plan to revamp its flagship midtown Manhattan building and move 1.5 million books to New Jersey. Library president Tony Marx said Wednesday that library officials and New ...

ACLU sues New Jersey over public records requests

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has sued the Christie administration for denying open public records requests stemming from the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closures. The lawsuit was filed ...

Christie joins LePage amid ‘bully’ criticism

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two tough-talking GOP governors are appearing together in Maine after struggling through largely self-inflicted controversies that now jeopardize their political futures. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was set to take ...