Politics & Government

NJ Assembly panel holds salary hike bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill giving pay raises to members of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet and tweaking the pension law to benefit some elected officials has stalled. The bill scheduled to be fast-tracked through the Legislature this week was held ...

A battered Christie to unveil NJ budget proposal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's politically battered Gov. Chris Christie is set to deliver his annual budget address this week. The Republican governor's speech Tuesday comes as state tax revenues are expected to rise, although much of the ...

Wis. governor: Released documents are ‘old news’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is dismissing as "old news" the thousands of internal documents released this week that suggest former aides routinely mixed campaign and official Milwaukee County business. Walker was county executive ...

Christie keeps low profile as Dems attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile as the nation's governors gather in Washington. Republican officials eagerly change the subject as Democrats link Christie's troubles to vulnerable GOP governors in a ...

Asw. Watson Coleman Will Run to Fill Rep. Holt’s Seat

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman says that she is the strongest candidate for Congress in the 12th district with all that she has accomplished, her dependability and how she stands up for the working class.

Political Roundtable: Feb. 21, 2014

Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman and Democratic Strategist Adam Silverstein discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Obama pitches minimum wage hike with Dem governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promoting his effort to raise the minimum wage to Democratic governors. At a White House meeting Thursday, Obama said an increase, quote, "is not just good policy, it also happens to be good politics." ...

PA offers new version of Samson vote recusal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new explanation has been offered in the controversy over a vote — by the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — that raised conflict-of-interest questions. Port Authority board meeting minutes from ...

Port Authority finishes GWB sign project

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists traveling over the George Washington Bridge are seeing new signs designed to help smooth their trip. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it recently completed two projects to put up 15 variable ...

Christie stripped of key benefit in revised bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie would not be given the chance to earn income from a book deal while in office in a revised version of a state government pay and benefits bill. The bill is set to be fast-tracked in the New Jersey ...