Politics & Government

NJ Assembly passes bestiality bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals. But the measure may hit a dead-end because there's no companion legislation in the state Senate. Thirty-seven states ...

NJ Senate pushes to replenish open space fund

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is backing a measure that would fund open space preservation in the state over the next 30 years. The Senate voted 35-1 on Thursday to support a constitutional amendment that would allocate a larger chunk ...

New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill on Thursday, just three days after it ...

New Jersey Assembly passes alimony overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill to overhaul the state's alimony laws, which have long been targeted for major changes. The bill passed Thursday 77-0 with one abstention and calls for ending alimony when the payer ...

Senate tries to halt transfers of disabled

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would place a moratorium on transferring developmentally disabled residents with out-of-state back to New Jersey. The measure passed on 37 to 1 vote Thursday. It comes in response to ...

Bill advances on Port Authority records requests

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require The Port Authority to comply with open public records laws in New York and New Jersey. New Jersey's Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the measure, ...

Lawmakers send fracking waste ban to Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a ban on storing in the state waste from natural gas drilling. After passage in the Assembly Thursday, the bill heads to Gov. Chris Christie. He previously vetoed a similar bill, saying it ...

Senate, Assembly Approve Democratic Budget

The Democratic budget plan, which the Senate approved, includes a full payment into the pension system while increasing taxes on income over $1 million.

NJ firefighter family buries another loved one

WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family held funeral services Thursday for their firefighter son, who died of complications from cancer just three months after his father, also a firefighter, was killed battling a restaurant blaze. Mourners ...

Fulop Flexes Muscle, Demotes Police Chief, Promises More Changes to Come

Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan received a letter from Mayor Steve Fulop saying the demotion was due to structural changes and concern with the number of lawsuits filed against the chief for retaliation.