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Asm. Schaer: Northstar’s Performance Year One for NJ Lottery a Concern

State Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary Schaer wants a review of Northstar running the New Jersey lottery.

Lawmaker aims to halt leaks of nude photos, video

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to increase penalties for leaking a person's private videos and photos — like the nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities posted online earlier this year. Democratic Sen. Richard ...

Trump casinos, Atlantic City agree on tax sale

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts and the city of Atlantic City have reached a deal to let the city collect unpaid taxes. The deal was approved Tuesday afternoon by a Delaware bankruptcy court judge. It lets the city ...

Lawmakers seek roadmap to fund transportation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are searching for a way to pay for transportation projects next year, and raising the gasoline tax is among the options being discussed. Lawmakers and advocacy groups also have suggested rededicating part ...

Revel fights city’s collection of back taxes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The former Revel Casino Hotel is trying to block Atlantic City from collecting $32 million in unpaid property taxes. The owners of the former Atlantic City casino, which closed on Sept. 2, filed an appeal Monday of a ...

2 reports say New Jersey revenue on target

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Both Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the lawmakers' budget analyst say the New Jersey's budget revenue is on track early in the fiscal year that started July 1, even though money coming in from casinos and the lottery ...

Advocates Stress ‘Deferred Action’ Does Not Mean Path to Citizenship

Advocates say that the Deferred Action policy from President Obama does not mean a path to citizenship.

Recount shows longtime mayor loses by 2 votes

EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A recount has confirmed that the longtime mayor of a central New Jersey community lost his re-election bid by two votes. Monmouth County officials announced the results of the Eatontown election on Monday. Incumbent ...

Lawmaker, Linden mayor debate red-light cameras

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — The most ardent critic of New Jersey's red light camera program and a mayor who wants to keep the cameras in his town have shared some pointed words. Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon traveled to Linden on Monday afternoon for a ...

Man sentenced for leading police on long pursuit

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who led police on a vehicle chase along a major highway has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Dion Cromwell, of Irvington, must serve at least six ...