Politics & Government


Sen. Sarlo: Senate Budget Committee Hearing Was Frustrating

Budget and Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Paul Sarlo says the Senate Committee Budget Hearing was frustrating because Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff did not have answers for all the legislators' questions.

NJ Spotlight Founder: There’s No Clarity On School Funding Formula

NJ Spotlight Founder John Mooney says that the school funding formula is confusing.

Fewer than 600 appeal denials for NJ Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About one-tenth of the New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer. The state's Community Affairs Department said Tuesday that fewer than 600 ...

Split decision in gay couple lawsuit over photo

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a gay New Jersey couple whose engagement photo was used in campaign attack mailers in Colorado. U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Daniel agreed the photo's use was noncommercial ...

Cumberland County GOP chair accused of theft

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused the chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Party of swindling an elderly patient at his rehabilitation center of more than $149,000. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Greco Jr. of Vineland ...

Watch Senate Budget Committee Hearings

Watch the Senate Budget Committee hearings, scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Christie, celebs gather to roast former gov Byrne

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Politicians and celebrities are roasting former Gov. Brendan Byrne and celebrate his 90th birthday. Gov. Chris Christie is hosting the roast Tuesday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Several former ...

Report: Red-light cameras reducing crashes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Transportation Department officials have found fewer crashes at intersections equipped with red-light cameras in New Jersey. But the report also says the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. Officials say ...

NJ ex-judges worry about threats to independence

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers and retired judges say the independence of New Jersey's judicial branch is under attack and that changes should be made. They spoke Tuesday to a New Jersey Bar Association panel that is looking into the issue. The ...

Internet gambling no jackpot for NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first few months of Internet gambling have been a bust for New Jersey. Online gaming is now projected to generate about $12 million during its first seven months. That's a far cry from the $180 million Gov. Chris Christie's ...