Politics & Government

Christie on hand as new NJ justice sworn in

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's newest state Supreme Court justice has been honored at a ceremonial swearing-in attended by Gov. Chris Christie and current members of the state's top court. Justice Faustino Fernandez-Vina prefers to be known as ...

State seeks to buy flood-prone homes in Manville

MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department is offering to buy 150 flood-prone homes in Manville. Most of the homes are in the town's Lost Valley section, where the Royce Brook meets the Millstone River. The neighborhood ...

Christie facing GOP donors as bridge scandal boils

MIAMI (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces a big test this weekend following the eruption of a political scandal in his home state. He needs to reassure top financial donors that he's addressing allegations of political payback in New Jersey ...

NJ agency blocks housing on Princeton Battlefield

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A land-use commission has dealt a setback to plans by a prominent academic institute in Princeton, N.J., to build housing on a privately owned portion of a Revolutionary War battlefield. The Delaware and Raritan Canal ...

New Round of Subpoenas in GWB Investigation

The Senate and Assembly have unanimously approved the creation of separate investigative committees to look into the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Christie Attempts to Change the Subject in Manahawkin Visit

Gov. Christie met with residents still struggling after Hurricane Sandy in Manahawkin, telling them nothing will distract him from recovery.

Asw. Oliver Says Port Authority Investigations Started Before GWB Lane Closures

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-34) says that investigations on the Port Authority began prior to lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

Professor: Christie Hired Legal Team to Determine What’s Privileged in GWB Investigation

Seton Hall Associate Political Science Professor Robert Pallitto says Gov. Christie wants to get a legal opinion about what information is releasable in the GWB investigation and what is privileged.

Feds: Sandy ad audit not aimed at NJ bid award

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal official says an audit of New Jersey's $25 million tourism marketing campaign after Superstorm Sandy is not an investigation of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's awarding of the contract. Democrats have criticized the ...

Senate President Sweeney Says Both GWB Committees Will Coordinate In Investigation

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) says that both the Senate and Assembly will coordinate to get answers on the GWB lane closures.