Politics & Government

Open House seats headline New Jersey primaries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Low voter turnout is predicted as New Jersey voters pick their parties' candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representative. There are an unusual number of contested elections across the state in Tuesday's primaries, ...

Port Authority official: No knowledge of plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority official appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to the agency's board of commissioners tells New Jersey lawmakers he wouldn't have condoned using the George Washington Bridge for political retribution. Commissioner ...

HUD Announces Storm Mitigation Design Contest Winners

A flood-wall project for the Hoboken area and wetlands restoration for the Meadowlands region were the winners in a storm mitigation design contest after Hurricane Sandy.

NJ in Good Position to Comply with New Carbon Emission Standards

The EPA has announced new rules for coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

Fed Lawmakers Urge Support for Bill to Spur Infrastructure Investment

Officials say New Jersey's water infrastructure is aging and in need of significant upgrades.

Cochran, McDaniel campaign in Mississippi showdown

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Facing the political challenge of a lifetime, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran is campaigning with top Mississippi Republicans and casting himself as a reliable opponent of President Barack Obama as he faces a primary showdown with ...

Protesters Call for More Homeless Services as Lakewood Tent City Demolished

The tent city in Lakewood has been demolished, even as protesters complain there aren't enough options for the homeless in Ocean County.

Rating agency warns NJ of possible downgrade

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has put New Jersey on notice. Standard & Poor's warns it could lower the state's credit rating within 90 days depending on the outcome of budget deliberations and other developments. The agency placed the ...

HUD OK’s NJ plan to spend 2nd round of Sandy aid

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has approved New Jersey's plans to spend $1.46 billion in the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery aid. The decision by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was reached Friday ...

NJ welcomes carbon emission reduction guidelines

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Obama administration has announced the details of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States. In New Jersey, where less than three percent of electricity is generated by coal, the ...