Politics & Government

Plan seeks to curb college costs in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have introduced a 20-bill package that seeks to make college more attainable and affordable. The plan calls for freezing tuition and fees for nine semesters following a student's ...

Democrats see openings in congressional departures

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — House Democrats' hopes of mitigating the damage in the midterm elections lie in the suburbs of Virginia, near the covered bridges of Iowa's Madison County and near New Jersey's Pine Barrens. No one is suggesting that Democrats ...

First Questions About Bridge Scandal Asked at Flemington Town Hall

Gov. Christie answered one question about his firing of Bridget Kelly, but ignored demonstrators who raised their hands with additional bridge scandal questions.

Asm. Greenwald: Ammunition Magazine Capacity Bill’s a Clear Cut Issue

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald said that data and crime statistics speak for themselves and New Jersey should further limit the ammunition magazine capacity.

Poll Finds Higher Rate of Emotional Distress Among Sandy Victims

The latest Monmouth University poll has found that Sandy victims are much more likely to feel emotionally distressed than other New Jerseyans.

NJ Tourism Revenue Up Past Pre-Sandy Levels

Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno spoke to the tourism industry at the annual conference in Atlantic City, boasting about the state's attractions.

Huttle: Early Intervention Provides Better Care for Mental Health Patients

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle says that Early Intervention Support Services statewide would provide better treatment for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Assembly OKs no-shame change to casino self-ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would let people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists ...

NJ Assembly OKs smoking ban for beaches, parks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in New Jersey. Thursday's vote now sends the measure to the state Senate, where a vote has not yet been scheduled. The ...

2007 NJ campaign worker sentenced to prison

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says a campaign worker has been sentenced to three years in prison for election fraud. Angel Colon was sentenced Thursday by a state Superior Court judge in Trenton. The 51 year-old Newark resident ...