Politics & Government

Christie: New Jersey won’t regulate sports betting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state government will have no role in regulating or taxing sports betting if casinos or racetracks begin offering it. During a news conference in Camden on Tuesday, he also said he would ...

State critical of Sandy pay in Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — State officials are questioning overtime pay to school officials in Pleasantville during Superstorm Sandy. The school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss a report from the state Education Department's ...

Christie: Ray Rice assault of wife ‘unacceptable’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says former Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice showed "an incomprehensible level of violence" toward his fiancee during an assault in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The Ravens cut ...

Officials Hold Summit on Atlantic City Economic Crisis

Top lawmakers, local officials and union leaders met at an Atlantic City summit to discuss the economic crisis in the city. They plan to meet again in 45 days.

Politicians, Former Athletes Promote Safety in Youth Athletics

Sen. Menendez, Congressman Pascrell and former NFL players gathered to promote the SAFE PLAY Act, which aims to keep kids playing sports safe.

Officials Worry About Economy if Military Bases Close

Officials say military bases are a major part of the economy in New Jersey and they're worried about the impact if they close.

Booker made $500,000 in 2013, mostly from speeches

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker made more than half a million dollars in 2013 and donated most of it to charity, according to new tax returns released by his campaign. The documents released Monday show the Democrat made $540,341 last ...

Christie begins Atlantic City future meeting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says Atlantic City is undergoing a natural transformation it needs to make in order to change from a gambling-only resort. Christie convened a summit meeting on the resort's future that was closed to ...

Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has issued a directive allowing his state's casinos and racetracks to immediately offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability. But his action is likely to be challenged ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 8, 2014

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