Politics & Government

Woman admits role in $12M tax refund scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Michigan woman has admitted her role in one of the nation's largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever prosecuted. Rosa Marmol, a 36-year-old Grand Rapids ...

Budget Committee Chairmen Say That There Is A Plan B For Pension

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo and Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schar disagree with Gov. Christie's plan to make cuts to the pension system.

Elected Newark Councilmembers Give Baraka Allies Majority Of City Council

In the run-off elections for Newark City Council, Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins was victorious along with Mildred Crump's win on May 13, giving allies to Mayor-elect Ras Baraka a five to four majority on the City Council.

Rutgers’ Releases Report on Governance

Rutgers University released a 'secret' report on the Board of Governance.

AARP NJ President Says Caregiver Bill Will Pass

AARP New Jersey State President Dave Mollen said he thinks that the Caregiver Bill will pass.

Democrats try to kick pot advocate off ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A perpetual New Jersey political candidate who calls himself "Weedman" may be ousted from November's congressional ballot after a challenge this week from Democrats. Ed Forchion says it shows the rising tide of pro-pot voters ...

3 New Jersey men indicted on child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey men have been indicted on child pornography charges. State authorities say 63-year-old Frank Fiorelli of Springfield; 29-year-old James Engle of Washington Township and 35-year-old Robert Rowe II of Union ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 11, 2014

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

Confirmation hearings set for high court nominees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The two Supreme Court nominees that Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Senate president struck a deal on will get confirmation hearings Monday. Sen. Nick Scutari, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells The ...

Trenton mayor-elect pledges ethical administration

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor-elect in New Jersey's capital city is pledging to run "the most ethical administration in the city's history." Trenton voters elected former city public works director Eric Jackson in a runoff Tuesday less than a ...