Politics & Government


Health Care Costs for NJ Prisoners Reach High Levels

According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, health care for New Jersey inmates costs $5,800 per year.

Municipalities Offer Cooling Centers for Residents to Beat the Heat

Municipalities throughout the state have designated cooling centers when the temperatures soar, offering residents a place to go during hot days.

Sen. Codey Says NJ Could Become First State to Increase Smoking Age

Former Gov. Richard Codey says that New Jersey could become the first state in the country to increase the smoking age to 21 if legislation is approved.

Newark mayor releases transition report

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's new mayor has released a report on his administration's goals for the next four years. The 210-page report issued Wednesday by Mayor Ras Baraka's transition team is heavily focused on community involvement in all facets ...

NJ Transit urged to push for bus terminal changes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have taken the push for improvements at New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal to New Jersey's major transit agency. Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen Loretta Weinberg urged New Jersey Transit's ...

New Jersey Senate delays vote on test consequences

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey state Senate is giving Gov. Chris Christie more time to work out a compromise on how to slow down use of a new standardized test to judge teachers' performance. Sen. Jeff Van Drew says the Senate will not vote ...

Developer pitches $4.6B Jersey City casino

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers say a venture capitalist wants to build a $4.6 billion casino in Jersey City, but the state would first need to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak says the plan calls for a ...

Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A media account reports that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 9, 2014

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

Firm seeks $260M in incentives for Camden project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey company that makes components for power plants is seeking a $260 million 10-year New Jersey tax break to do business in Camden. The state Economic Development Authority's agenda for Thursday includes the ...