Politics & Government


State GOP Says Don’t Read Too Much Into Cantor Defeat

New Jersey Republicans are saying that they are not reading too much into the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

Concerned parents with disabled children attended an Assembly hearing in Trenton about the closing of disability centers.

FDU Poll Finds 57 Percent of Non-Retirees Plan to Leave NJ

FDU PublicMind Poll Executive Director Krista Jenkins said a poll showed that 57 percent of people polled said they would not stay in New Jersey after they retire because of high property taxes and affordability.

NJ lawmakers OK no-shame change to casino self-ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislature 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 doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 12, 2014

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

Groups protesting New Jersey corporate tax aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A coalition of liberal groups is calling for New Jersey to raise its corporate taxes to balance the state's budget. The groups are taking aim at business incentive programs that Gov. Chris Christie's administration has been ...

George Washington Bridge reopens after truck wreck

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver killed in a crash that closed the upper level of the George Washington Bridge into New York City. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says 59-year-old Joao ...

NJ lawmakers amend bill expanding Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to add four political appointees to Rutgers University's governing board has moved through an Assembly committee. Senate President Stephen Sweeney's bill expands the university's Board of Governors from 15 voting members ...

NJ immigrant driving bill held for revisions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill granting driving privileges to some New Jersey residents living in the United States illegally says the proposal needs more work. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (GOO'-see-or-uh) pulled the proposal from ...