Politics & Government

New Jersey Democrats making next move on budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic New Jersey lawmakers are planning to introduce a budget plan with full pension contributions for public sector workers and an income tax hike for households with incomes of at least $1 million. State Assemblyman John ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 23, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Justices rebuff NJ’s effort on sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling ...

Pleasantville remembers former mayor

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Pleasantville residents are remembering former mayor and police chief Ralph Peterson. The 81-year-old's funeral will take place Monday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Relatives and friends turned out for a procession on ...

NJ Air National Guard unit gets new leader

MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Air National Guard unit has a new leader. Col. Robert Meyer Jr. took over the 108th Wing during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Sunday. The Asbury Park Press ...

NJ Senate fails to override Sandy bill veto

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has failed in its effort to override Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto of the Superstorm Sandy "Bill of Rights" legislation. Senate President Stephen Sweeney pushed the measure, which was crafted by ...

Correction: Armed School Guards story

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 22 about a New Jersey high school hiring an armed security officer, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a comment about it possibly being the first district in the state to have an armed officer ...

NJ mayor wants to make Atlantic City a port

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Atlantic City wants to make the struggling resort town a destination for cruise ships. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1j1BLsE ) reports that Mayor Don Guardian wants to transform Atlantic City ...

Lawmakers may revisit residency for public workers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers may be reconsidering a 3-year-old law that requires public employees to live in the state. A state Senate committee last week advanced a bill that would exempt school district employees in 10 counties from ...

New Jersey Gov. Christie supports Walker in probe

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is supporting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker amid charges that Walker was at the center of an illegal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups. During a visit Friday to New ...