Politics & Government

New Jersey stops reporting 1 revenue measurement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Treasury Department is changing how it reports revenue each month to leave out data showing how many dollars the state is ahead or behind in its budget projections. The department says in a release that the new ...

‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: Sept. 18, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Thursday at 7 p.m.

Port Authority Reform Bill Advances Through Senate Committee

A measure calling for reforms to the Port Authority has cleared a Senate committee, but it must be passed in New Jersey and New York with signatures from both governors in order to be enacted.

Municipalities Enact Paid Sick Leave

A movement to require businesses to provide paid sick days has picked up steam with six municipalities implementing it. Others are putting the question on the ballot in November.

New Law Will Change Alimony Rules

Gov. Christie signed a bill reforming alimony in the state. Unless marriage lasted for more than 20 years or there are exceptional circumstances, payments will be limited to the number of years the couple was married.

Former mayor convicted of fraud in farm purchase

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey mayor has been convicted of falsifying documents and stealing a relative's identity to purchase a farm property in late 2009. Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was convicted at trial Thursday after ...

Emergency repairs approved for Walt Whitman Bridge

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The agency that operates the Walt Whitman bridge connecting southern New Jersey and Philadelphia has approved $2.7 million in work to repair holes found on the bridge's steelwork. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported ...

Christie names old friend to lead utilities board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a college friend to run the state Board of Public Utilities and a Democratic lawmaker to join as a member. Christie on Thursday nominated Richard Mroz to become president of the board that ...

Chris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Christie on Thursday blasted the committee for leaking documents to the ...

Christie nominates Democrat for key cabinet job

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a former top aide to Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevey to be New Jersey's new transportation commissioner. The Republican nominated Jamie Fox to the post on Thursday. Fox was transportation ...