Politics & Government

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 ...

Praise For Camden, Sixers Deal Not Unanimous

The 76ers practice facility is moving to Camden and some New Jersey lawmakers are not happy about the tax incentives used lore them.

Political Roundtable: June 13, 2014

Republican Strategist Amanda Woloshen and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News anchor Michael Hill.

AP: Bill extending arbitration caps set for vote

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced legislation that could end the stalemate over arbitrator-awarded pay increases to police and firefighters. Prieto's bill extends the 2 percent cap through 2017 and calls for ...

Christie tries to move past scandal with comedy

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" gave the potential Republican presidential contender the chance to show off his dance moves — and put the traffic scandal in his rear-view ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty in drug-related death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from another man's drug-related death last year. The Ocean County prosecutor's office said Friday that 22-year-old Nicholas Ippolito of Point Pleasant pleaded ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 13, 2014

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

Bestiality bill clears NJ Assembly panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has approved a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals. New Jersey is one of 14 states that does not explicitly ban bestiality. The bill's sponsor says the state's ...

NJ Senate passes bill on public smoking penalties

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would allow municipalities to issue civil rather than criminal fines for violations of public smoking bans. Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as ...

Chris Christie backs GOP candidate for governor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republicans will unite behind California's GOP nominee for governor after a divisive primary but also says the candidate "has a lot of work" to do to attract national fundraising. Christie, ...