Politics & Government


Homestead Program Rebates Delayed Forcing Homeowners to Make Choices

Those enrolled in the Homestead program were supposed to receive their annual property tax credit in August but it has been pushed back to next May, forcing those enrolled to make tough decisions.

NJ Policy Perspective President: Revenue Problem Is Combination of Projections And Finances

New Jersey Policy Perspective President Gordon MacInnes said that the state's current budget issues are a combination of revenue projects and the state's current financial situation.

Commission: Can’t force casinos to stay open 4 mos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Casino Control Commission says it can't force the owners of two casinos threatened with closure to stay open another four months while new buyers are sought. Three Atlantic City-area state lawmakers last ...

Deal inked for World Trade Center Wi-Fi

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say commuters and visitors at the World Trade Center will be able to take advantage of free WiFi. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an agreement with Boingo Wireless on Monday. In May, the board ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 11, 2014

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

Lawmakers look to ban piercing, tattooing of pets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are seeking to pass a bill that would ban the piercing and tattooing of pets. Three Hudson County Democrats on Monday introduced legislation that would make the practice animal cruelty. Assemblyman Carmelo ...

New Jersey hospital loses patient data

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City Medical Center has lost a computer disk that contained Medicaid patient information, including Social Security numbers. The disc was sent to a company used by the state to review payments and United Parcel ...

Coast Guard rescues 2 women near Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — Two women are safe after the Coast Guard rescued them when their personal watercraft got stuck near Brigantine. The women became stranded in shallow marshlands on Sunday. A Coast Guard helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer who ...

Christie signs bail overhaul legislation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation aimed at overhauling New Jersey's bail system. Christie joined local officials on the steps of Trenton City Hall on Monday afternoon to sign a bill that will allow judges to release ...

Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The city has hosted the political gathering before and has the added bonus that possible ...