Politics & Government

UMaine-led offshore wind project loses key grant

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind pilot project has failed to a win a key $47 million grant from the federal government. The Department of Energy said Wednesday that the Maine Aqua Ventus project was selected as an ...

Lawmakers subpoena Christie political strategist

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the politically motivated closure of lanes near the George Washington Bridge have issued a subpoena to Gov. Chris Christie's political strategist. An investigative committee announced the ...

Rough summer ahead for Ben Franklin Bridge users

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — It could be a rough summer for commuters who use the Ben Franklin Bridge. Delaware River Port Authority chief executive John Hanson says a $103 million construction project on the PATCO rail line on the bridge will mean less ...

Record costs clearing NJ roads this winter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state's roads during the winter of 2014. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could ...

New Jersey governor fundraising in Maine for GOP

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Maine to help raise cash for the state's Republican Party and Gov. Paul LePage. Christie, who serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will attend two ...

Taxpayers’ tab $1M so far for lawyers for Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers have been billed nearly $1.1 million for a law firm's first two weeks of work for Gov. Chris Christie's office during investigations of lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The bill comes after ...

GWB Committee Questions Former IGA Director

During a hearing, members of the special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures heard testimony from former IGA Director Christina Renna.

Asw. Handlin and Asw. Caride Discuss Renna’s Testimony in GWB Investigation

Assemblywomen Amy Handlin and Marlene Caride discuss Christina Renna's testimony on the George Washington Bridge lane closure investigation with NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron.

Atlantic Homeless Alliance Formed to Overhaul System

Officials say using the Single Point of Entry computer system will streamline all public and non-profit case files on the homeless.

Police chief wounded in accidental shooting

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the police chief of a central New Jersey town was shot in the leg when his service weapon accidentally discharged inside the town's municipal building. The shooting occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday ...