Politics & Government


Adoption Bill Signing Marks Compromise on Heated Measure

A measure the governor has now signed will allow adopted individuals to access their birth records, which some say could be an invasion of privacy for birth parents.

Primary Race Between Lonegan, MacArthur Gets Heated

Tea Party member Steve Lonegan and Republican Party establishment member Tom MacArthur are fighting to represent the third congressional district.

Former Gov. Florio: Pension Payment Issue Has Gotten Bad

Former Gov. James Florio says that the pension payment system has gotten bad and that people have not been given the resolution they were promised.

Police officer indicted on excessive force charges

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a state Human Services Department police officer has been indicted on charges stemming from his alleged use of excessive force upon a psychiatric hospital patient. Jamal Hogan of East Orange faces two counts ...

4 Dems vie to succeed physicist Holt in Congress

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four Democrats are vying to fill an open congressional seat in New Jersey's 12th District. Whoever wins the June 3 Democratic primary will almost certainly go on to represent the reliably Democratic district that stretches ...

Liberal group buys ads in New Jersey election

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A liberal group is taking out ads attacking both candidates in the 3rd District Republican congressional primary in New Jersey. Patriot Majority USA has spent more than $110,000 on direct mail, online and television ads ...

Sen. Lesniak: Sports Betting Would Bring Revenue To The State

Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) has proposed a bill that will allow New Jersey to have sports betting, and says that it will allow for some revenue for the state.

Woman sentenced on drug, weapons charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a southern New Jersey woman has been sentenced to seven years in state prison on gun and drug charges. Chinyere Gardner must serve five years before she becomes eligible for parole. The 34-year-old Egg ...

Understanding the battle over Civil Service rules

New rules set to go into effect next week in New Jersey would allow managers to promote state workers without relying on results of Civil Service exams. Democratic lawmakers are threatening legal action to thwart the regulations, saying they undo ...

Police shoot, wound man holding mom at knifepoint

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Police shot and wounded a man who they say was holding a butcher knife to his mother's throat at their northern New Jersey home. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1jPz5TD) that 37-year-old Francisco ...