Politics & Government

NJ crackdown spurs illegal dumping charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a boat, contractor debris and a box spring and mattress were among the items that were illegally dumped in New Jersey state parks and lands. The items were discovered as part of an ongoing crackdown that ...

Quinn dismisses criticism from NJ’s Chris Christie

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is dismissing criticism from Chris Christie, joking that it seemed like the New Jersey governor "ate a box of nails for breakfast" and "spit them out" at him. Christie was in Chicago Monday to stump for ...

NJ approves flood buyouts in Woodbridge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have approved nearly 200 flood-prone homes in Woodbridge for buyouts under a Superstorm Sandy program. The Blue Acres program seeks to buy homes from willing sellers in areas that have been plagued by flooding ...

18 NJ Counties Have Acquired Military Equipment

18 counties in New Jersey have acquired various types of military equipment through Program 1033.

Facing Deportation, Union City Man Awaits Presidential Reprieve

A Union City man is facing deportation but remains hopeful for an executive order from President Obama which would allow individuals, who have been in the country for over 20 years, to remain.

NJ is One of Few States To Impose Two “Death Taxes”

New Jersey is one of a few states that impose two "Death Taxes" on assets people inherit.

New Jersey lawmakers question police military gear

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers are calling for a review of a military program that has delivered millions of dollars-worth of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. A spokeswoman for the federal Defense ...

New Jersey evaluates new method of raising marshes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are launching a study of the effectiveness of new methods to protect coastal towns from storms. Officials announced Monday that the $8 million project ...

NJ governor stumps for Illinois GOP Rauner

CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is questioning the motivation behind Illinois' new same-day voter registration and the state's certified ballot as he campaigns for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur). Christie is ...

New Jersey trying to boost Farm to School program

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Farm-to-School program is getting some updates. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, serving as acting governor while Chris Christie is out of state, signed five laws intended to help the program during a stop Monday at a ...