Politics & Government


Christie Promotes Arbitration Cap at 118th Town Hall

Gov. Christie held his 118th town hall in Fairfield where he promoted the extension of the 2 percent arbitration cap, which he says has eased the burden on taxpayers.

Sandy Victims Say They Need FEMA to Extend Insurance Deadline

New Jerseyans who fell victim to Hurricane Sandy say they need an extension to fill out the overwhelming paperwork after getting less than expected from insurance companies.

Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.

New Jersey’s bond rating lowered by S&P

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has lowered New Jersey's bond rating, meaning it could cost the state more to borrow money. Standard & Poor's announced its action Wednesday, saying the state still has a structural deficit even as the ...

Newark Mayoral Candidate Jeffries: Supporters Have Been Threatened

Newark Mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries says that there have been a series of events surrounding the campaigns where people have been threatened.

Acting Trenton Mayor: Tony Mack Administration Was Corrupt

Trenton Acting Mayor George Muschal says that the Tony Mack administration was corrupt and he hopes further changes are made in the city's government.

Christie willing to consider medical pot changes

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to consider new measures to make sure the right form of medical marijuana is made available to children who could benefit from it. He spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall ...

Former Plainfield cop sentenced for misconduct

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Plainfield police sergeant has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of falsely accusing a woman of crimes and threatening her with jail unless she performed a sexual act. The Union ...

NJ report says towns paid execs excessively

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report has found that nearly a dozen local governments awarded overtime or comp time to their executives in violation of state law. New Jersey's Office of the State Comptroller released its report Wednesday. It ...

NJ bill would protect speed trap alert

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists in New Jersey who flash their headlights to warn others about speed traps might be better shielded from getting a ticket. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced a bill that clarifies that motorists can flash their ...