Politics & Government


Asm. Eustace: NJ Should Foster the Growth of Tesla

Asm. Timothy Eustace says New Jersey should foster the growth of companies like Tesla, instead of taking away jobs, business and tax revenue.

Airports Search for Ways to Reduce Bird Strikes

The Port Authority has tried trapping, relocating and killing wildlife around Newark and Teterboro airports to reduce the number of birds hitting planes.

Whelan Says Rejected Wind Farm Plan is a Lost Opportunity

Sen. Jim Whelan says that the wind farm plan the Board of Public Utilities rejected is a lost opportunity for New Jersey.

Court: Christie improperly cut pollution rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the Christie administration improperly repealed regulations that cut power plant pollution. The appeal stems from a 2012 lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the way the state ...

Assembly panel approves arbitration cap bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has advanced a bill that would extend a cap on arbitration awards until 2017, with some exceptions. A current 2 percent limit on raises that a neutral third party can award when unions and towns ...

Cuomo to NY-NJ Port Authority: Lower airport noise

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the Port Authority to address noise issues at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and concerns of residents of Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County on Long Island. Authority Executive Director ...

U.S. Sec. of Health: There’s a Surge of Interest in ACA

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says that there has been a surge of interest and signups in the Affordable Care Act as the deadline to enroll approaches.

Internal Report: Christie Knew Nothing About Lane Closure

A report prepared by Randy Mastro is expected to conclude that Gov. Christie was not involved in the decision to close lanes leading up to the GWB, but Democrats are criticizing the process.

Sen. Scutari Introduces Bill to Allow Recreational Marijuana Use

Sen. Nicholas Scutari says the bill would create a strict regulatory system to allow adults to purchase and grow limited amounts of marijuana for personal use. Gov. Christie has said he won't decriminalize marijuana.

Ex-police officer sentenced for overtime theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey police officer will not have to serve a prison term for padding his paycheck. Former Milltown police Lt. Douglas Cole was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. He also will have to pay $4,920 ...