Politics & Government


In Toms River, Christie Places Sandy Blame on Feds

Gov. Christie held his 112th town hall meeting in Toms River where he said the federal government needs to change.

Codey: Toll Increase Process Disrespectful to NJ

Former Gov. Richard Codey says that the proposed toll increases and actions by the Port Authority and Gov. Chris Christie were disrespectful to the people of New Jersey.

Sen. Menendez: $1 Billion Aid Package Would Steady Ukrainian Economy

Foreign Relations Committee Chair Sen. Robert Menendez said that if a $1 billion aid package is authorized for the Ukraine, it would be able to steady the country economically.

Utah lawmakers kill bill raising smoking age to 21

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators have killed a bill that could have made their state the first in the country to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21. Similar measures have been introduced in a handful of other states this year, ...

Former NJ judge faces voter fraud charges

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A municipal judge in New Jersey is facing voter fraud charges for allegedly casting ballots in a town he does not live in. The Middlesex County prosecutor's office says Spencer Robbins surrendered to authorities on Tuesday ...

Sandy fraud task force closes Bayshore office

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Monmouth County's Superstorm Sandy fraud task force has closed its office in the county's Bayshore region. In the year since opening, the task force has reviewed 232 cases. About 92 cases were referred to the county's ...

Police: 2 killed in Newark; 1 was bystander

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one of two people shot near a Newark intersection is believed to have been an innocent bystander who was waiting in a car at a stoplight. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says shortly before 5 p.m. ...

Ukranian Church Leader: NATO Military Would Cause Devastation in Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Primate Metropolitan Antony said that sending NATO military forces to Ukraine would cause unnecessary devastation to the country.

Rep. Sires Says Economic Sanctions Can Be Taken Against Russia

Congressman Albio Sires (D) says that the move Russia made toward Ukraine is an aggressive one and that economic sanctions can be taken against Russia.

Legislators Investigating Port Authority Question Rate Hike Scheme

A report has suggested that Christie appointees to the Port Authority inflated a rate hike so motorists would accept a more modest increase.