Politics & Government

Sewage test floods Clifton basement

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey couple had a joint birthday celebration ruined after their city's sewage test flooded their basement and ruined flooring that was put down the day before. Officials in Clifton apologized to Mike and ...

FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a ...

Assembly schedules Monday vote on bail overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly leaders have scheduled a vote on a package of bail reforms that Gov. Chris Christie has been urging lawmakers to pass. The Assembly Speaker's office announced Thursday a vote is now scheduled for Monday. The measures ...

Christie Discusses Bail Reform Ahead of Special Legislative Session

Gov. Christie wants lawmakers to take steps to reform New Jersey's bail system. He discussed it during a speech in Trenton at a town hall meeting in Belmar.

Sandy Victims Face Contractor Fraud

Ocean County Long Term Recovery personnel say about one in 10 clients who are rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have become victims of contractor fraud.

FDU PublicMind Poll Exec. Director: Most in NJ Support Death With Dignity Act

FDU PublicMind Poll Executive Director Krista Jenkins says that many in New Jersey are supportive of the Death with Dignity Act, which would allow for assisted suicide in certain circumstances.

Christie Statement on Special Session for Bail Reform

Gov. Christie encouraged lawmakers to act on bail reform.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 30, 2014

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

Christie ramps up push to remake bail system

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is increasing pressure on lawmakers to overhaul New Jersey's bail system to keep those considered violent behind bars and allow the release of suspects in minor crimes who cannot afford bail. The Republican ...

Contract awarded for wider parkway

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Another section of the Garden State Parkway is getting an extra lane in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a $41.3 million contract to a company to add the third lane between Galloway ...