Politics & Government

Panel wrestles with New Jersey school funding

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have divergent views on a fair way to distribute aid to school districts. In budget committee hearing on Monday, Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber asked Education Commissioner David Hespe whether it's fair ...

New Jersey has dispersed 25 percent of Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say they dispersed just 25 percent of the state's first large allocation of federal Superstorm Sandy aid in the first 11 months. That is a finding of a quarterly state report on the dozens of programs ...

Court: ‘Misleading evidence’ led to indictment

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has upheld the dismissal of another indictment that accused a former southern New Jersey mayor of official misconduct. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1iVTHbB) reports the panel found Friday ...

A look at congressional candidate Steve Lonegan

NAME: Steve Lonegan AGE: 58 GREW UP: Ridgefield Park FAMILY: Married with two adult daughters. RESIDENCE: Lavallette, selling home in Bogota. POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Served three terms as mayor of Bogota, ran for U.S. Senate in 2013 and Congress in ...

A look at congressional candidate Tom MacArthur

NAME: Tom MacArthur AGE: 53 GREW UP: Hebron, Connecticut FAMILY: Married with an adult son and a daughter in high school. Another daughter died in 1996 when she was 11. RESIDENCE: Toms River. Also owns homes in Randolph and Barnegat Light. POLITICAL ...

3rd District race attracts 2 candidates from north

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — The gloves are off in the Republican primary race in central New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. Two former mayors from northern New Jersey moved into the district after Republican U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan announced he ...

Condoleezza Rice decides against Rutgers address

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a ...

Ex-head of bridge agency won’t turn over more docs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former head of the agency that oversees the George Washington Bridge won't turn over any additional documents to a New Jersey legislative panel investigating the lane closures that sparked a political scandal for Gov. Chris ...

12th Congressional District Candidates Debate

The four Democrats and one Republican vying to replace Congressman Rush Holt in the 12th District met for a debate in Trenton.

Political Roundtable: May 2, 2014

Republican Strategist Pat Torpey and Democratic Strategist Bill Caruso discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.