Politics & Government

Poll: Christie trails Clinton in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among New Jersey voters surveyed in a poll about the 2016 presidential race. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ack) University poll released Wednesday shows ...

Bergen Joins Counties with Judge Shortage

Bergen County currently has six judicial vacancies and three judges are planning to retire by Sept. 1, which means civil cases will be put on hold.

NJ NAACP President: Minorities Sit in Jail for Minor Offenses with Current Bail System

New Jersey Division of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Richard Smith says with the current bail system, African-Americans, Latinos and the poor are sitting in jail for 10 months on average for minor offenses.

NJDEP Offers Grants to Help Pay for Removal of Leaking Oil Tanks

New Jersey homeowners may be able to apply for a Department of Environmental Protection grant to pay for the removal of leaking underground oil tanks, but wait times are long.

Push is on for paid sick days in New Jersey cities

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group is pushing to require businesses in six New Jersey cities to offer workers paid sick leave. An ordinance was introduced Monday in East Orange. And New Jersey Working Families says a coalition of left-leaning groups ...

Christie signs bill banning ivory importing, trade

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It will soon be illegal to trade ivory or rhinoceros horns in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday that outlaws importing, buying or selling the animal parts. Christie and the bill's sponsors say the ...

Ex-wholesale firm worker faces embezzlement charge

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Theft charges have been filed against a man accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from a northern New Jersey wholesale firm where he formerly worked. State authorities say Steven Dilk could face up to 10 years in prison if ...

New Jersey speeds up on Sandy projects

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say they have accelerated spending of federal aid sent to the state to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy. In a new progress report to the federal government, New Jersey's Community Affairs Department says it ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 5, 2014

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

Bird migration delays drone tests in south Jersey

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Drone test flights in southern New Jersey are delayed in order to shield protected migratory birds. The New Jersey Institute of Technology was set to begin testing drones at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May in ...