Politics & Government

Atlantic City courting gay tourism market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort's growth strategy. Mayor Don Guardian and tourism officials said Monday the goal is to ...

Feds give $102M in storm prevention to 11 states

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York. The U.S. ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 16, 2014

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

NJ Assembly OKs Tesla electric car sales

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in New Jersey. The bill backed by environmentalists would allow Tesla to resume sales in New Jersey. It was ...

New Jersey panel advances high court nomination

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a state judge to the New Jersey Supreme Court. But the entire Senate will not be able to vote on Lee Solomon's nomination. Solomon is a now a state judge. But ...

Businessman sentenced for filing false tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns. Richard Jackowitz of Warwick also must pay $319,940 in restitution to the government and serve a ...

Tensions rise as New Jersey budget deadline nears

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's budget deliberations are headed for the wire. Two of the principal dealmakers — Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney — are negotiating as they eye higher offices. ...

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana's changing legal status is complicating matters in family law courts. The drug remains illegal federally, but its growing acceptance is making it more complicated to resolve custody and child-endangerment disputes that ...

Authorities: 6 people displaced by house fire

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say six people were left homeless and a firefighter was injured when a fast-moving fire severely damaged a two-story home in northern New Jersey. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1usQ9Py) reports the three-alarm ...

Christie disagrees with Perry on gay comparison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior. Perry said earlier this week in San ...