Politics & Government

Court: City’s gun permit applications improper

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has ruled that Jersey City's gun permit application asks too many questions not permitted by state law. But Mayor Steve Fulop says the city will appeal the decision, which was issued Monday. He also ...

Dem: Budget adjustments could total $800M

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of the Senate Budget Committee says New Jersey is facing significant late-year budget cuts because Gov. Chris Christie's administration overestimated how much tax revenue the state would receive. Sen. Paul Sarlo says ...

Turnpike board hears from foes of privatization

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Some New jersey lawmakers have spoken out against a plan to privatize toll collections on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates both roadways, held its monthly ...

Gov. Christie Nominates John Degnan as Chairman of Port Authority

Gov. Chris Christie has nominated John Degnan, a former attorney general of New Jersey, as chairman of the Port Authority.

Before resigning, congressman hired law firm

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman hired a law firm to help with an ethics probe he was facing just before he resigned earlier this year. Former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1h9GhUs ) that ...

Coast Guard training center to hold terror drill

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Southern New Jersey's Coast Guard Training Center is preparing for its first full-scale terrorism drill. Military, law enforcement and emergency management officials will respond to a simulated suicide bombing at the ...

NJ tax collections fall far shy of projections

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Treasury Department anticipates that tax collections will be off by $807 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, forcing late cuts to keep the budget in balance. The sobering recalculation came Monday, after ...

Budget Committee Discusses Borrowing for Transportation Trust Fund

Officials say they have to borrow money for the Transportation Trust Fund, which does not have enough money for future infrastructure projects.

Bayonne Bridge Project Backs Up Sewage in Residents’ Basements

A sewage backup next to the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge project filled basements with more than two feet of dirty water.

New Jersey official: road money running out

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's transportation commissioner says there is enough money in the state's transportation trust funds to keep fixing roads as planned through June 2015. But James Simpson told lawmakers on Monday that the fund will be ...