Politics & Government

College endowments show growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report out Tuesday finds that the nation's college and university endowments had strong growth last year. That's a bit of good news for higher education institutions under pressure to hold down tuition costs amid some ...

NJ gov reminds people Super Bowl is in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor is reminding people that the Super Bowl will be played in his state this weekend. Chris Christie weighed in Monday on recent comments by New Jersey politicians who say the state was getting slighted in the ...

Camden planning residential public school

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The schools superintendent in Camden plans to open a residential public school for homeless and other high-risk children as part of his plan to improve education in a city that ranks among the nation's poorest. Paymon ...

Legislators Create Joint Committee to Investigate GWB Lane Closures

Members of the Senate and Assembly unanimously created a select committee, but Republicans complained about unequal representation.

Lawmakers Look to Study Roots of Urban Violence

Members of the Senate and the Assembly want to create a commission to recommend ways to curb urban violence.

Asm. Wisniewski Says Answers Need to be ‘Robustly Pursued’ in GWB Investigation

Assemblyman John Wisniewski says the committee charged with investigating the GWB lane closures needs to get answers for the public.

NFL backs push for youth concussion protocols

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is joining two New Jersey lawmakers in pushing for federal legislation aimed at protecting student athletes from the dangers of concussions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

NJTV News Live Coverage: Select Committee on Investigation

NJTV provided live coverage of Monday's legislative hearings about the select committee to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Jersey City gets money for fire firefighters

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's second-largest city is getting $6.9 million from Washington to retain or hire 49 firefighters. Jersey City will use the money to hire 25 new firefighters and replace or retain 24 who retired or were facing ...

NJ Democrats combine traffic jam probes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats have voted to merge separate legislative investigations into allegations that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's aides manufactured traffic jams as political payback. The state Assembly and Senate voted ...