Politics & Government


Fair Share Housing Director: Bill for Sandy Cleanup Puzzling

Fair Share Housing Center Associate Director Kevin Walsh says it puzzling to see HGI bills higher than expected when the company did not produce any reports for their Hurricane Sandy work.

NJ Lawmakers Approve Bill Giving Adoptees Access to Birth Records

The Birthright Bill would let adoptees access their New Jersey birth records to find their biological parents.

NJ court supervisor arrested

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in northern New Jersey say a court supervisor has been arrested and charged with stalking and making terroristic threats, among other charges. The Passaic County prosecutor's office announced Thursday ...

Salary, pension bill shelved for now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would have given Gov. Chris Christie the power to raise salaries for his cabinet, increased judges' pay and tweaked the public employee pension law to benefit a few elected officials is on hold indefinitely. ...

NJ legislative delegation headed to Israel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is making his first visit to Israel as part of a delegation of 12 state legislators. The 10 Democrats and 2 Republicans leave Thursday night on what will be a six-day trip for most. ...

More documents released in NJ traffic jam case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly unredacted documents clear up some of the minor mysteries in the political payback scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor has come under scrutiny after redacted documents revealed that ...

Christie nominates familiar education commissioner

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated a former state education commissioner to return to his former post. Christie on Thursday announced he has selected David Hespe to run the state's Education Department. Hespe held the same job ...

NJ officer in deadly joyride gets prison sentence

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for taking a joyride in a sports car then crashing into a pole and killing a fellow officer. Keith Buckley of the North Brunswick Police Department ...

Ousted Sandy contractor billed NJ $51M in 8 months

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly released documents show a company hired to oversee applications for a New Jersey home-rebuilding program after Superstorm Sandy billed the state $51 million over eight months before an agreement to end the deal. New ...

Christie says NJ’s many snow days will be made up

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state's schoolchildren will have to make up the snow days they've missed in this unusually harsh winter. On his radio call-in show Wednesday evening on TownSqure Media, Christie said his ...