Politics & Government


NJ Officials: Involuntary Commitment Program Works

Since the involuntary outpatient commitment law passed in 2009, giving judges the authority to order severely mentally ill people into treatment, mental health professionals say there have been positive results.

NJ Has One Shelter for Every 194 Homeless Individuals

Homeless people in New Jersey can find a place to stay in shelters or use transitional housing programs, but some feel like there's nowhere to go but tent communities.

Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal lawmakers are pressing Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to drop a proposal that would end federal protections for wolves across most of the Lower 48 states. Seventy-four House members signed onto a Wednesday letter to ...

Weinberg: Port Authority Culture Leaves ‘Great Deal to be Desired’

Sen. Loretta Weinberg says that Port Authority commissioners are now starting to become aware that they represent New Jersey in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, but that the culture and business procedures at the agency "leave a great deal to be desired."

NJ KOs plan for wind power farm off Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey energy regulators have taken the air out of a $188 million plan to build a wind power farm off the coast of Atlantic City. The state Board of Public Utilities rejected a proposal by Fishermen's Energy to build ...

Port Authority to review $1 NJ Transit lot lease

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is going to review a controversial deal it made with New Jersey's transit agency for a park-and-ride lot near the Lincoln Tunnel. The extension allowed New Jersey Transit to ...

Chris Christie to keynote Tenn. GOP fundraiser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to headline the Tennessee Republican Party's annual fundraiser on May 30. State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney said the appearance will give voters a chance to form their ...

FBI: Hudson freeholder was not target of probe

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The FBI says a Hudson County freeholder was not the target of an investigation or forced to testify at a computer hacking trial. The FBI tells The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1lNRuhj ) Freeholder Jose Munoz was a victim ...

Englewood adopts buffer zone for abortion clinic

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has established a buffer zone to prevent protesters from getting too close to an abortion clinic and other health care facilities. Englewood's City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish ...

Michigan Democrats protest Christie fundraiser

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has drawn Democratic protests while visiting Michigan to raise campaign money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and Gov. Rick Snyder. The Detroit News ...