Politics & Government

Christie says he’s thinking about 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he is thinking about running for president and that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year's George Washington Bridge lane closures "will be a footnote." Christie told a ...

Baraka Calls For Unity as Newark Prepares For Major Challenges

Ras Baraka told supporters at his victory party that the results prove Newark is not for sale to the political bosses.

Mayor-Elect Baraka: Willing to Work for Betterment of Newark

Newark Mayor-Elect Ras Baraka says that he is willing to work with state officials, including Gov. Christie, for the betterment of the city.

Torres to Lead Paterson Again as Mayor

Joey Torres defeated seven other candidates to lead Paterson once again.

Simpson to Leave Post as Transportation Commissioner

Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson is leaving his cabinet-level position and returning to a global shipping business he owns.

Civil Rights Advocate: Newarkers Will Push Against One Newark School Plan

Junius Williams says that as long as Superintendent Cami Anderson is pushing the One Newark plan, the people of Newark will push back against it.

Moody’s downgrades New Jersey’s bond rating

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's going to get more expensive for New Jersey's state government to borrow money. For the third time since April, a bond rating agency has downgraded the state's general obligation bonds. Moody's Investors Service is now ...

Officials clear out Camden homeless encampments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey and Camden County officials are clearing out four homeless encampments in Camden and telling the people who have been living there to get help at shelters. Officials on Tuesday cleared a site next to a highway ramp ...

Towns hit hard by Sandy to get priority now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey program to help build affordable housing to replace homes lost to Superstorm Sandy is proposing new rules that would keep more of the money in towns hit hard by the storm. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage ...

Christie to speak at national fiscal summit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Washington to discuss the economy and politics. Christie will join former President Bill Clinton and other top political figures Wednesday at the annual Peter G. Peterson ...