Politics & Government


Scutari: Legalizing Recreational Use of Marijuana Would Benefit NJ

Sen. Nicholas Scutari plans to introduce a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. He says it would be an economic benefit for New Jersey, as it has been for Colorado.

Dept. of Health Director: Obamacare Deadline is March 31

Department of Health and Human Service Regional Director Dr. Jaime Torres says that the deadline to enroll for Obamacare is March 31.

Political Roundtable: March 14, 2014

Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Jamel Holley discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams.

Jersey shore residents hail flood insurance bill

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Homeowners in parts of the Jersey shore hit hard by Superstorm Sandy say a new flood insurance law will help them remain in their homes and fix them. Congress passed a law Thursday scaling back what had been drastic increases in ...

Retired NJ State Police commander sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police troop commander has been sentenced to two years probation after admitting he stole from a charitable fund that assists state troopers and their families. The attorney general's office says a condition ...

New Jersey demolishes 1st home under Sandy buyout

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has demolished the first flood-damaged home under a Superstorm Sandy buyout program. The home on Weber Avenue in Sayreville is among four demolitions scheduled this week in the Middlesex County town. The family ...

2 women lead Newark Police Department

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Women are leading the police department in New Jersey's largest city for the first time in the department's 125-year history. Sheilah Coley was confirmed as Newark's police director while Ivonne Roman was promoted to the city's ...

Hecklers Dog Christie at Town Hall But Audience Comes to His Defense

Gov. Christie held a town hall meeting in Mount Laurel where security was tight and hecklers were escorted out.

Sandy Victims Get Temporary Housing Extension, But Still Face Uncertainty

FEMA has granted a four-month extension to its temporary housing aid, but families living at Fort Monmouth are still worried about their next move.

Tesla Won’t Be Able to Sell Electric Cars in NJ Come April 1

The Motor Vehicle Commission passed new regulations prohibiting manufacturers from directly selling cars to customers. That means Tesla Motors won't be able to sell electric cars in the Garden State.