Politics & Government


Federal Highway Funding Offers Short-Term Fix for NJ Roads

The House of Representatives approved $11 billion for the federal Highway Trust Fund through May, but officials say that will only help New Jersey temporarily.

Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

The Fair Share Housing Center has filed suit against the Christie administration, Rutgers and other state entities over lack of transparency regarding affordable housing.

Mayor: Officer who shared threat faces discipline

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City's mayor says a police officer who posted information online about an alleged threat to police by gang members will face department discipline. News of the threat comes in the wake of a shootout Sunday that ...

Christie: ‘Beware’ of candidates who declare early

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists he hasn't decided whether to run for president. But he does have sharp words for those who have. Speaking Wednesday before a Wall Street crowd at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference, Christie ...

Rock vs. Chris Christie ends with (video) takedown

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has body-slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan. Christie's office removed a trailer that it posted to YouTube for a mock summer blockbuster titled "No ...

As Christie heads to Iowa, a busy summer continues

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Iowa on Thursday for his most significant out-of-state trip yet as he weighs a run for president in 2016. But it won't be his only trip this summer. Christie plans to visit 14 states ...

State issues citations to dozens of contractors

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials have issued violation notices to dozens of home improvement contractors, seeking more than $1.3 million overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution. The citations against the 68 ...

NJ governor to appear at Illinois GOP fundraiser

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is getting a boost from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie is expected to appear at a July 25 downtown Chicago fundraiser with Rauner and his lieutenant ...

NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chris Christie heads the Republican Governors Association and says that's why he'll be in Iowa on Thursday — to raise money for other politicians. Iowa, of course, is an important early-voting state in the presidential ...

Slain police officer will be promoted, honored

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be promoted to the rank of detective and given the department's highest honor. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says Officer Melvin Santiago will receive the ...