Politics & Government

47 percent tax increase possible in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new mayor says property owners there may be facing a 47 percent tax rate increase. Mayor Don Guardian issued the warning Wednesday when he introduced the city's proposed $262 million budget. He said the ...

6 hecklers disrupt town hall meeting with Christie

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Six hecklers have been ejected from a town hall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after shouting about a political payback scandal that has ensnared his administration. Five were escorted out Thursday after yelling about ...

Officials Discuss Salary Caps and Tax Limits

Legislative leaders met in Trenton to talk about salary and tax caps, as well as shared services.

NJ Policy Persepctive Pres.: No Evidence Wealthy Leaving NJ

New Jersey Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes says that the Region Atlantic report has no evidence to support the assertion that wealthy residents are leaving New Jersey for other states.

Asm. Caputo Says Atlantic City is Not Looking Promising

Tourism and Gaming Committee Chair Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that revenues in Atlantic City are not very promising because the industry is still challenged.

Sen. Menendez: Feds Not to Blame for Sandy Relief Aid Issues

Sen. Robert Menendez says that the federal government is not to blame for the Sandy relief aid issues because the state made the decisions about distribution.

11 NJ communities approve school projects; 2 don’t

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school districts have approved requests for more money for construction projects. But the two projects rejected in votes held Tuesday were among those with the biggest costs. Voters rejected a ...

Christie political adviser demands email evidence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a key figure in a political payback scandal involving Gov. Chris Christie's administration has given state investigators five days to turn over emails referenced in a court hearing. Lawyer Kevin Marino says the ...

NJ makes change to maligned Sandy housing program

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have made a change to a post-Superstorm Sandy housing program with the intent of getting aid in the hands of homeowners faster. The new policy allows those repairing or rebuilding storm-damaged homes ...

Senator: Speed of Sandy NJ rebuilding aid is OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey senator says state and federal officials must speed the way aid is getting to people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez says 12,000 people have gotten ...