Politics & Government

NJ governor picks Denver to win Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie thinks Denver will win the Super Bowl. Christie, speaking on Philadelphia radio station WIP-AM's "Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team" show Thursday, says he believes it will be a close game. But the governor ...

Former Christie legal aide to run NJ ethics panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer who worked in Gov. Chris Christie's administration has been named to the top spot on the state Ethics Commission in a job that gives her the authority to decide whether ethics complaints are investigated or thrown out. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Housing Authority Exec Alleges Zimmer Holding Sandy Recovery Funds Hostage

Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia says Mayor Zimmer's supporters have sidelined a development plan that would have used Sandy funds.

Sweeney Vows to Shut Down State Government if Christie Doesn’t Fund Pensions

Senate President Steve Sweeney says Democrats won't approve a budget Christie proposes without full payments to the state workers' pension fund.

Anti-legal-pot group placing ads near Super Bowl

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group opposed to marijuana legalization is concerned about this year's Super Bowl between teams from the two states that have legalized pot. Project SAM, for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says it's running ads on billboards ...

NJ’s Delaware Bay coast backs severe weather fund

New Jersey communities along the Delaware Bay say the damage they suffered from Superstorm Sandy has been overshadowed by the more extreme losses the storm caused along the ocean. Residents, businesses and political leaders in southwestern New ...

NJ Senate president: Pension payments must be made

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president says he's willing to shut down the state government over pension payments. Steve Sweeney told the editorial board of The Star Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1dNOquW ) that he'll do everything he ...

Christie pushed Sandy aid for town not hit hard

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report finds Gov. Chris Christie helped direct federal Superstorm Sandy aid to a long-planned housing project in a community not hit hard by the storm just before the town's mayor endorsed him for re-election. The governor ...

EXCLUSIVE: Hoboken Housing Authority Director Claims Zimmer’s Husband ‘Bullied’ Him

Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia filed a complaint claiming Dawn Zimmer's husband subjected him to political bullying.

Some Question PA Chairman’s Vote to Renovate Harrison PATH Station

Port Authority Chairman David Samson voted to renovate the Harrison PATH station even though it would benefit his law firm's client.