Politics & Government


Christie Would Keep Governor’s Powers When Out of State Under O’Scanlon Plan

Republican Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon has proposed a constitutional amendment that would let the governor maintain authority when outside New Jersey.

Kroc Community Center Opens in Camden

The Salvation Army's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center offers access to a chapel, medical clinic, food pantry, cafe, library and music room in Camden.

Delaware Township Committee Member: PennEast Pipeline Would Cause Problems

Delaware Township Committee member Kristin McCarthy says that the PennEast pipeline, which would run through the municipality, would cause issues for preserved farmlands and ecosystems.

Acting governor in hospital after bike accident

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno is in the hospital following a morning bike accident that left her with broken bones. A spokesman for the governor's office says Guadagno was riding her bike in Sea Bright Thursday when she stopped ...

2 bidders seek Miss. private prison contract

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections say two companies are bidding to manage the state's four privately operated prisons. One is the current operator, Utah-based Management and Training Corp. The second is ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 2, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie to stump for Doug Ducey

PHOENIX (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected in Arizona to headline two fundraisers and a campaign event for Republican governor candidate Doug Ducey. The potential Republican presidential candidate is on a multi-state trip to stump ...

Atlantic City seeks to end parking price gouging

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is trying to prevent price gouging at parking lots and garages. The City Council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would increase maximum fines from $100 to $1,000 for not informing the city of ...

Law could oust some for-profit colleges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that would let the state's higher education secretary revoke the ability of for-profit colleges to award degrees if they don't achieve minimum graduation rates. The Assembly Higher ...

New Jersey lawmakers advance sports betting bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would allow sports betting in casinos and racetracks has been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel. Proponents hope the measure will bolster administrative action that would do the same thing. The Assembly's ...