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Christie ally steps down from investment council

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of New Jersey's State Investment Council has stepped down. Robert Grady is a close ally of Gov. Chris Christie. But he's also attracted criticism because the council increased investments in a fund whose advisers ...

Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats have rebuffed her effort to elect a close ally to an important committee post. Democrats voted 100-90 on Wednesday to make New Jersey ...

New Jersey legislative leaders discuss agenda

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders may differ on some issues, but they all agree that they're not standing in Gov. Chris Christie's shadow. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 19, 2014

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

Security added to building where worker stabbed

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Security has been stepped up at a Camden office building where a state child welfare worker was stabbed earlier this week, but state officials are not talking about it. The state Department of Children and Families said ...

99th League of Municipalities Convention Draws Over 15,000 to AC

The 99th edition of the League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City draws more than 15,000 participants.

Executive Director Discusses 99th League of Municipalities Convention in AC

New Jersey League of Municipalities Executive Director Bill Dressel says that the 99th annual convention in Atlantic City has been looking good and that the league has been impressed with city officials.

Gaming Commission Chairman Optimistic AC Can Be Saved

Governor's Advisory Commission on Gaming Chairman Jon Hanson says he is optimistic that Atlantic City can be saved.

Panel says humor makes politicians approachable

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's the kind of seminar that ambitious civil servant Leslie Knope of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" would have circled on her calendar months in advance. At the annual convention for local government officials in New ...

Christie’s personality comes under scrutiny

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona could be his biggest asset — and also a long-term liability — as he lays the groundwork for a potential presidential run. Christie's latest outburst came ...