Politics & Government

Tax on e-cigarettes clears NJ Senate panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a bill that would tax electronic cigarettes and raise the tax on tobacco products. Under the bill advanced on Monday, e-cigarette manufacturers would face a 75 percent tax on the devices. ...

New Jersey honors police who died in line of duty

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police from around New Jersey have come together to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday morning at the Ocean Grove Auditorium in Neptune Township ...

Most work to halt on Jersey shore road over summer

LAVALLETTE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists heading to the Jersey shore will find a major road that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy ready for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson was in Lavallette Monday to announce ...

NJ Senate panel clears smoke-free beach bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Members of a Senate committee have approved a bill that would ban smoking at beaches and public parks in New Jersey. Violators would face fines of at least $250 for the first offense. The measure on Monday was amended to ...

GWB Committee Hears Testimony from Matthew Mowers

The select committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures held a hearing to hear testimony from former Christie for Governor campaign staffer Matthew Mowers.

Ex-Christie aide ‘dumbfounded’ by traffic plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is "dumbfounded and disappointed" that a few rogue Christie loyalists shut down traffic in a political payback plot. The former aide, Matt Mowers, is testifying before New ...

State Informs 2,000 Taxpayers They Underpaid, Except, They Didn’t

About 2,000 New Jersey taxpayers received a notice from the Treasury Department saying they owed money, but that turned out to be a mistake. No corrections are expected to be distributed.

GOP Claims Dems Looking Toward 2017 Instead of Focusing on Current Issues

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says Democrats are focusing on the 2017 gubernatorial race and have put too much emphasis on the GWB lane closure investigation.

Renovated Units in Camden County to House Homeless Veterans

Housing units that had been sitting in storage in Morris County have been moved to Camden County for homeless veterans.

New Law Lets Municipalities Fine Mortgage Lenders Over Unkempt Foreclosures

The new state law is aimed at helping avoid blighted properties by allowing municipalities to fine mortgage lenders if they don't maintain foreclosed properties.