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Baraka Proposes Changes to Cop Perks

A proposal by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka proposes changes to police compensations.

Wisniewski unveils bill to reform Port Authority

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is introducing legislation to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Assemblyman John Wisniewski unveiled legislation Thursday that would cut the number of high-level appointments made by ...

Christie to appear on Fox News Sunday

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is making his first Sunday show appearance in almost a year. The Republican governor and potential 2016 candidate will sit down for an interview with FOX News Sunday's Chris Wallace airing this weekend. ...

Law license of lawmaker jailed for porn suspended

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former assemblyman who went to jail for possessing child pornography has had his law license suspended by the state Supreme Court for at least five years. Former Assemblyman Neil Cohen pleaded guilty in 2010 to one count of ...

GOP governors group to run ad for Hogan in Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Republican Governors Association is going to run television ads for Larry Hogan in the Maryland governor's race. Jon Thompson, a spokesman for the RGA, confirmed the ad buy Thursday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ...

Lawmaker’s effort to protect whistleblowers stalls

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislators failed to pass a measure aimed at protecting employees who disclose government abuse in the wake of the George Washington Bridge closure scandal. Democratic State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says she didn't have the votes ...

Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights ...

New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is responding to a request by the major pro sports leagues and the NCAA to prevent the state from allowing sports gambling to begin this weekend. In a court filing late Wednesday, the state reiterated its contention ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 23, 2014

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

Tax trial for ‘The Situation’ set for December

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, ...