Politics & Government


‘Govs. of NJ’ Editor: Byrne, Christie Have Been Strong Leaders

"The Governors of New Jersey" editor Michael Birkner says that New Jersey has seen its share of weak and strong governors, but he sees Brendan Byrne and Chris Christie as being strong.

Top NJ Dem walks back comments on traffic panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of the New Jersey Senate, who on Monday called for a legislative investigation into politically motivated traffic jams to end if a judge rules against the panel, now says the committee has not run its course. Senate ...

NJ Dems: Info lagging on Sandy recovery contracts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of the Assembly budget committee says the Legislature has been in the dark for too long regarding contractors hired in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Assemblyman Gary Schaer says his faith in Gov. Chris ...

Wildwood gets a new logo

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildwood has replaced the "W'' tree with the "Wildwood Wave" in the southern New Jersey town's new logo. The tree represented holly trees with branches shaped like the letter W that once grew along Five Mile Beach. They were ...

Christie spokesman leaves for Brown campaign

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie has left to work for a U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire. Colin Reed worked in Christie's communications office for about a year. The Record (http://bit.ly/1spdIdY) reports Reed ...

NJ shore town in bid to leave school district

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A battle over a school district involving one of New Jersey's most famous shore communities could be decided by voters. Cape May is seeking to leave the school district it shares with Lower Township and West Cape May. Cape ...

Task force to study online gambling, sports bets

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's chief gambling regulator is leading a group that will gather data on how Internet gambling and sports betting are working other states. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, is ...

Newark after Booker: City faces takeover threat

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city is hitting some roadblocks just months after its rising-star mayor went off to Washington. Since Cory Booker's departure, a bold reform plan for the state-run school system has hit a snag. The police ...

Legislative Committee to Meet Again Amid Questions of Cost and Partisanship

The Legislative Committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures is scheduled to meet for the first time since February amid questions of cost and Partisanship.

Federal Government Audits Some Ocean County Towns

Little Egg Harbor and Beach Haven have been audited by the Federal Government for Sandy Aid that they received.