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NJ lawyers: Ex-Christie aide’s subpoena valid

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal say a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie has shown no valid legal purpose for refusing to comply with a subpoena. Monday's response was to a ...

Judge suspends Pa. ban on super PAC fundraising

3-10-14
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily ordered state officials not to enforce a law that bars corporations and unions from contributing to independent political committees. U.S. District Judge William Caldwell on Monday granted a ...

Winter drives up overtime on NJ toll roads

3-10-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two major toll roads had to pay more overtime to keep traffic moving in snowstorms. Officials say it cost $8.4 million in overtime to plow snow and spread salt on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State ...

Menendez hears about Sandy victims’ recovery woes

3-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is hearing from New Jersey residents about the problems they're having with recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy. About two dozen residents met with the lawmaker Monday at his Newark office. They ...

NJ Transit skips hearing on Super Bowl rail issues

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has again been rebuffed by officials from New Jersey Transit and the NFL as the panel probes what caused massive train delays after last month's Super Bowl. The Assembly's Transportation ...

Ex-Christie aides: Withdraw traffic jam subpoenas

3-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two figures in a political payback plot that has overshadowed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration will attempt to convince a judge that they shouldn't be forced to turn over documents to a legislative panel. Lawyers ...

Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

3-8-14
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential preference poll. The overwhelming win is purely symbolic, but reflects the Republican senator's popularity among conservatives who ...

Ex-Trenton mayor wants his conviction dismissed

3-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction on corruption charges and grant him a new trial. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1il5RHR) reports that Tony Mack's lawyer, ...

Dispute erupts over school reform in Newark, NJ

3-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey district that received a $100 million commitment from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remake its schools is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs. Nearly half the money given by ...
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Atlantic County Residents Paying for Casino Tax Refunds

3-7-14
Atlantic County has refunded $16.7 million in tax appeals, mainly to casinos. Residents are having to make up the difference.