Politics & Government


Asm. Johnson Calls Christie’s GWB Press Conference a ‘Great Act’

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson says he finds it hard to believe that Gov. Chris Christie didn't know about the order to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge.

Pinelands Commissioners Reject Gas Pipeline Proposal

The proposed natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands did not get the required seven votes from commissioners to go forward.

Dworkin Says Christie Can Survive GWB Controversy

Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics Director Ben Dworkin says that despite the national attention the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy is getting, Gov. Chris Christie can overcome it and continue to govern.

Political Roundtable: Jan. 10, 2014

Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Assembly Transportation Committee Releases GWB Documents

The Assembly Transportation Committee released hundreds of pages of documents related to the GWB lane closures.

Town’s love-hate bond to span at heart of scandal

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Many people knew little about Fort Lee until a political scandal centering on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enveloped the borough. Now for residents of the New York City bedroom community defined by both a feisty pride and ...

Fired aide was on Christie’s team from the start

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The aide Gov. Chris Christie fired as an investigation widened into traffic tie-ups she orchestrated had been part of his administration from the start. Christie announced Thursday that Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly ...

Damage-control scramble followed NJ lane closings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly released documents show officials scrambled to control the publicity damage in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to have been politically orchestrated ...

NYC Mayor: NJ bridge lane closures ‘immoral’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has called the apparently politically inspired lane closures on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge "immoral." De Blasio told reporters Thursday that Gov. Chris ...

Malloy says crime occurred in NJ traffic scandal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a former prosecutor, says there is "no doubt" a crime was committed when traffic jams were engineered in New Jersey as part of a political vendetta against a Democratic mayor. Malloy, a ...