Politics & Government

$2 million settlement near in Hackensack cop suit

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Four police officers are poised to sign off on a $2 million settlement in a lawsuit they filed against Hackensack, its former police chief and other members of the police department. The officers claimed they were retaliated ...

NJ groups call for changes in Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Housing advocates and civil rights groups in New Jersey are calling for more help for renters and greater transparency for the state's next allocation of federal Sandy recovery funds. Fair Share Housing Center and other groups ...

Poll: NJ voters view Christie as leader, not bully

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating and credibility remain strong among New Jersey voters surveyed in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Sixty-six percent of the voters who have heard or read something about ...

Contrite Christie pushes 2nd term plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — His critics call him a bully, but New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie is offering hugs and more apologies to help protect his second-term priorities as a traffic scandal threatens to derail his political future. The ...

Group from Tennessee National Guard deploying

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard's 105th Personnel Company have flown to New Jersey for training in advance of a deployment to Afghanistan. The eleven soldiers will work out at Joint Base ...

Democrats find fault with Christie’s big speech

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received enthusiastic support from fellow Republicans and polite applause from Democrats as he delivered his State of the State message. The annual address by the Republican governor was given ...

Policy proposals from Gov. Chris Christie’s speech

A look at policy proposals made by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his State of the State speech Tuesday: ___ LONGER SCHOOL DAY AND YEAR Christie received a standing ovation when he proposed having a longer school day and longer school year, but he ...

Asm. Bramnick and Asm. Burzichelli Discuss State of the State Address

Assemblymen Jon Bramnick and John Burzichelli weigh in on Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State address.

Three Mayors Now Claim Christie Retaliated Against Them

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer all say they've been on the receiving end of Christie retaliation.

Gopal and Hoffman Discuss State of the State Address

Democratic Strategist Vin Gopal and Republican Strategist Jeannette Hoffman discuss the points raised by Gov. Chris Christie in his State of the State address.