Politics & Government


Gaming and Tourism Chair: Supreme Court’s Decision on Gaming a Big Blow

Gaming and Tourism Chairman Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to keep the ban on sports betting in New Jersey is disappointing and a big blow to the state.

Some Worry Moving Disabled from Centers Will Be Harmful

While some with disabilities agree with moving out of state-run facilities, others say moving could harm the residents.

Speedway chief: Feds helped with Indy 500 security

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says the federal homeland security officials helped protect fans and others at this year's Indianapolis 500 by providing extra cameras and helicopters. Speedway President Doug ...

Lawmakers hear about potential stadium threats

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It's generally agreed that the security effort at the recent Super Bowl played in New Jersey was a resounding success. So the most interesting part of Monday's congressional hearing in Newark to review lessons learned from the ...

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 ...