Politics & Government

NJ Assembly OKs Tesla electric car sales

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in New Jersey. The bill backed by environmentalists would allow Tesla to resume sales in New Jersey. It was ...

New Jersey panel advances high court nomination

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a state judge to the New Jersey Supreme Court. But the entire Senate will not be able to vote on Lee Solomon's nomination. Solomon is a now a state judge. But ...

Businessman sentenced for filing false tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns. Richard Jackowitz of Warwick also must pay $319,940 in restitution to the government and serve a ...

Tensions rise as New Jersey budget deadline nears

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's budget deliberations are headed for the wire. Two of the principal dealmakers — Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney — are negotiating as they eye higher offices. ...

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana's changing legal status is complicating matters in family law courts. The drug remains illegal federally, but its growing acceptance is making it more complicated to resolve custody and child-endangerment disputes that ...

Authorities: 6 people displaced by house fire

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say six people were left homeless and a firefighter was injured when a fast-moving fire severely damaged a two-story home in northern New Jersey. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1usQ9Py) reports the three-alarm ...

Christie disagrees with Perry on gay comparison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior. Perry said earlier this week in San ...

Praise For Camden, Sixers Deal Not Unanimous

The 76ers practice facility is moving to Camden and some New Jersey lawmakers are not happy about the tax incentives used lore them.

Political Roundtable: June 13, 2014

Republican Strategist Amanda Woloshen and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News anchor Michael Hill.

AP: Bill extending arbitration caps set for vote

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced legislation that could end the stalemate over arbitrator-awarded pay increases to police and firefighters. Prieto's bill extends the 2 percent cap through 2017 and calls for ...