Politics & Government


Coastal Flooding Concerns Jersey Shore Officials, Residents

While the majority of the state was digging out from snow, those at the Jersey Shore were worried about coastal flooding from the storm.

Lonegan Will Run for Congress in Third District

Steve Lonegan has purchased a home in Lavalette and says he's running for Congress to take over the seat of Jon Runyan who announced he won't be seeking another term.

Rutgers Legal Expert: Nuns’ Challenge of Contraceptive Mandate ‘Unusual’

Colorado nuns have filed a legal challenge claiming the mandate providing contraceptives to employers goes against their religious beliefs. Rutgers legal expert Ron Chen says it's unusual to ask for a stay because the law already has a religious exemption.

Political Roundtable: Jan. 3, 2014

Republican Strategist Patrick Torpey and Democratic Strategist Vin Gopal discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Snow, cold disrupt large swath of US; more to come

A snowstorm dumped up to a foot of snow in the Midwest before moving over the Northeast, blanketing the region and unloading nearly 2 feet of snow north of Boston. Freezing temperatures with below-zero wind chills in some places complicated life for ...

AP: Christie appears to give up on court pick

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be giving up on getting one of his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, and has instead filed a notice of intent to nominate Robert Hanna as a lower court judge. In an email from the ...

Monmouth beach work starts; dune eyed in Wildwoods

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New beach replenishment work will begin in central Monmouth County on Saturday, while at the other end of the Jersey shore, federal officials contemplate building dunes for the Wildwoods. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

NJ opts not to defend handgun law in suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is having a county prosecutor's office rather than the state attorney general defend the state's anti-handgun laws before the state Supreme Court. A spokesman for the Republican governor, ...

NJ government, many schools closed due to snow

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey roads are slow-going as schools and government offices are closed during a winter storm that has brought many areas more than a half-foot of snow along with frigid temperatures. By 6 a.m. Friday, snow totaled 10 ...

Menendez Pushes for Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Sen. Robert Menendez was in Brick to call on Congress to pass the Homeowner's Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would ensure people can afford flood insurance and stay in their homes.