Politics & Government


Asm. Bramnick: NJ Salt Shortage Could Have Been Avoided

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says that the state's salt shortage could have been over if Homeland Security had granted a waiver to allow a shipment.

Sen. Greenstein Will Run to Replace Rep. Holt

Sen. Linda Greenstein says she will run for Congress in District 12 since Congressman Rush Holt announced he will not seek reelection.

Key figures in NJ scandal still won’t cooperate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration are refusing, for a second time, to turn over documents to investigators. Lawyers for former Christie campaign manager ...

NJ appeals to US Supreme Court on sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is swinging for the fences in its last ditch effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states. The state is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to overturn a law limiting ...

US Rep. Holt from NJ won’t seek re-election

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Rep Rush Holt says he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from Congress when his term ends in January. The Democrat who represents central New Jersey's 12th District announced his decision with an ...

Bill seeks to add more retail at NJ rest stops

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bill moving through New Jersey's Legislature envisions more shopping opportunities in places where people tend to spend a lot of time anyway — the state's toll roads. Rest stops and service plazas are being targeted ...

NJ getting road salt shipment, but need is dire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting more road salt, but state officials say the need is dire. Numerous snowstorms have depleted salt reserves. The Department of Transportation says New Jersey has used more than 100,000 tons more than it did ...

Fort Lee mayor rebuffs Christie lawyer’s request

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has refused a request to be interviewed by a lawyer representing the governor. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich also was asked to ...

Christie delays town hall visit on storm aid plan

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has postponed a visit to Monmouth County where he planned to have his first town hall since scandal engulfed his administration. Tuesday's meeting will be rescheduled to later this week because of the ...

Role of Port Authority Police in GWB Lane Closures Probed

The role of a Port Authority Police officer in the GWB lane closures has called for a new investigation by Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye.