Politics & Government

Port Authority keeps weekend ferry service

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will continue weekend ferry service that it started to help travelers who normally take PATH trains into and out of Manhattan. PATH service between Jersey City's Exchange Place ...

New Jersey town bans parking lot races

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Officials have waved the red flag on racing in the parking lots at New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center. The Holmdel Township Committee voted to impose fines and restrictions aimed at Gotham Dream Cars. The company offers ...

NJ credit rating drops on news of budget shortfall

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's credit rating has been lowered one notch by Wall Street after the state announced an anticipated $807 budget shortfall. Fitch Ratings dropped the state's credit rating one step to A+ on news of the shortage ...

Senate Budget Committee Discusses NJ Fiscal Health

Democratic Sen. Paul Sarlo blames the latest credit rating downgrade on overly optimistic revenue projections by the Christie administration.

Asw. Schepisi: GOP GWB Committee Members Not Informed in Investigation

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi says Republicans on the GWB investigation committee are finding out information after Democrats have already taken action.

NJ Conference of Mayors Focuses on Arbitration Cap

New Jersey mayors gathered in Atlantic City to participate in the Conference of Mayors, where they discussed budget issues and the arbitration cap that Gov. Christie has been pushing.

Former NJ Transit Director: Transportation Trust Fund Will Run Out of Money by July 2015

Former Deputy Executive Director of NJ Transit Martin Robins says that the Transportation Trust Fund will run out of money by July 2015 and officials may be forced to increase the gas tax to meet the state's transportation needs.

EPA grounds helicopter used for pollution checks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says budget cuts are forcing it to ground a helicopter that for decades had checked for floating pollution along the New Jersey and New York coastline. The agency says it had to ...

Christie’s AG mum about possible traffic jam probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top law enforcement official won't say whether he has launched a state investigation into a traffic jam scandal entangling his boss, Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says it's ...

Exchange signs up more than expected in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More New Jersey residents than expected have signed up for the federally run health insurance exchange. The federal government says nearly 162,000 people in the state registered before the deadline last month. That's 70 ...