Politics & Government

Christie changes teacher evaluation requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to phase in the use of results of new standardized tests for students when it comes to evaluating teachers. Christie announced the changes Monday after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers and ...

Officials Praise Tax Deal for Holtec, Critics Say It’s Too Costly

Gov. Christie and Camden Mayor Dana Redd are happy with the $260 million in tax incentives given to Holtec to come to the city, but critics say it's too costly to bring just 250 new jobs to the area.

Asm. Kean: Alimony Laws Don’t Address Changed Circumstances

Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) says that current alimony laws are not equipped to deal with changed circumstances, such as the loss of a job or retirement.

As 2016 looms, Christie skirts hot-button issues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When it comes to divisive national issues, the usually blustery Chris Christie has been quiet. New Jersey's Republican governor has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision or offer specifics ...

Republican New Jersey lawmaker pitches big changes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The top Republican in New Jersey's Democrat-dominated Assembly is proposing some major changes to the way the Legislature works. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick on Monday said he will introduce a constitutional amendment aimed at ...

Auto dealerships, owners agree to $1.8M settlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State consumer affairs officials say eight New Jersey car dealerships and their owners will pay $1.8 million to resolve alleged deceptive sales practices. The settlement also calls for the dealerships and their owners — ...

Mayor: Man connected to cop’s killer is captured

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who they believe was involved in a murder with the man who fatally shot a Jersey City police officer over the weekend. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says 23-year-old Daniel Wilson was armed ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 14, 2014

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

Manufacturer says it may hire 2,000 in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A company that makes components for power plants says it could eventually bring 2,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden. Holtec International gave details of its plans on Monday, less than a week after the state ...

Widow of cop killer apologizes for comments

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The widow of a man police say ambushed a rookie New Jersey police officer has apologized for saying that she wished her husband killed more officers. Angelique Campbell, the widow of Lawrence Campbell, tells The Jersey ...