Politics & Government


Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned from NJ Spotlight.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the ...

US voters to decide on billions for conservation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation will decide Tuesday whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation. It adds up to nearly $16 billion in tax and bond measures, more money than in any previous election for the ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 30, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Gov. Christie campaigning for Beauprez in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez continued a line of attack against Gov. John Hickenlooper centering on public safety, this time with the help of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Beauprez and ...

Jindal, Christie joining Haley on bus tour

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The ...

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing ...

RGA surpasses $100 million on Christie’s watch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The group dedicated to electing and re-electing Republican governors has now raised more than $100 million on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's watch. The Republican Governors Association announced late Wednesday that it has ...

NJ Gov. Christie to make 4th stop in Md. for Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning to make his fourth stop in Maryland to campaign for Larry Hogan's gubernatorial bid. Christie is the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and the RGA announced the ...

Christie to hit 19 states in final midterm stretch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will visit nearly 20 states during the final five days before the midterm elections. An early schedule shows the chair of the Republican Governors Association will attend events Thursday in ...