Politics & Government


Asm. Bramnick Says Mowers Was a Class Act in His Testimony

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says that Matt Mowers withstood six hours of questioning from the committee investigating the GWB lane closures and that he was a class act at the hearing.

AC Man Fights CRDA Eminent Domain Seizure

Charlie Birnbaum is fighting to keep his Atlantic City home. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is trying to take the three-story apartment building through eminent domain.

Homeless Turn to Motels for Housing

Many people find themselves having to live in motels because they can't afford permanent housing.

Sen. Codey: Christie’s Budgets Don’t Meet Revenue Estimates

Sen. Richard Codey says Gov. Chris Christie's budgets have never met revenue estimates and that is New Jersey's biggest problem.

Opponents knock New York-New Jersey oil pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups and some homeowners are raising objections to a planned billion-dollar pipeline that would carry North Dakota crude oil from the Port of Albany to New Jersey refineries. Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, a ...

Christie announces budget rescue plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has unveiled a plan for filling an unexpected gap in New Jersey's state budget over the next 13 months. Christie's administration announced last month that revenues for the fiscal year that ends June 30 were ...

Pol: NJ plans licensing for net payment firms

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey wants to subject companies that handle Internet gambling deposits and payments to stricter licensing requirements, in the hope it will make banks more willing to allow the use of credit cards to fund online ...

Tax on e-cigarettes clears NJ Senate panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a bill that would tax electronic cigarettes and raise the tax on tobacco products. Under the bill advanced on Monday, e-cigarette manufacturers would face a 75 percent tax on the devices. ...

New Jersey honors police who died in line of duty

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police from around New Jersey have come together to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday morning at the Ocean Grove Auditorium in Neptune Township ...

Most work to halt on Jersey shore road over summer

LAVALLETTE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists heading to the Jersey shore will find a major road that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy ready for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson was in Lavallette Monday to announce ...