Politics & Government


Legislators Unhappy with Christie’s Decision to Withdraw Essex County Judge Nominations

Gov. Christie withdrew his nomination of eight judges to the Essex County courts, unraveling a deal with legislators that had been more than two years in the making.

Undocumented Students Want Chance at College Financial Aid

Tuition equality activists, known as DREAMers, are upset that Gov. Christie line item vetoed part of the state budget that would have granted financial aid to undocumented students.

Sen. Menendez: Giving DREAMers Assistance to Contribute is Important

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez says that DREAMers, young undocumented students, in New Jersey deserve to have the chance at financial aid for their college education.

Lawmakers delay hearing in Christie bridge probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal have pushed back their next scheduled hearing featuring one of Gov. Chris Christie's top aides. Officials say Regina Egea's (eh'-JEE-ah) testimony has been rescheduled ...

Kiosks arrive at Newark airport to speed customs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty Airport has become the latest to debut electronic passport kiosks for international passengers, a technology said to trim lines at Customs by up to 45 percent. The kiosks were officially unveiled at the airport ...

Jury awards Vineland whistle-blower $726K

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a retired Vineland police officer more than $700,000 in a whistle-blower lawsuit. Ronald Farabella filed suit in 2010 claiming he was transferred and subjected to harassment after he reported to his ...

State officials reviewing NJ theme park drop ride

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — State inspectors are still reviewing paperwork required for a New Jersey theme park to open what it calls the world's tallest and fastest drop ride. A media preview of Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Great Adventure in ...

Poll: Booker ahead in NJ Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has the early lead in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race, but a poll shows uncertainty among voters. Wednesday's Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll finds 43 percent of registered voters surveyed ...

Christie Defends Budget Vetoes at Caldwell Town Hall

During a town hall in Caldwell, Gov. Christie told residents that he made the responsible decision by vetoing tax increases and reducing the state's pension payment.

Fulop: It’s Good Story; We’ve Still Got Work To Do

One year ago Steve Fulop was sworn is as mayor of Jersey City. Since that time, he says there has been progress.