Politics & Government

Ex-police officer sentenced for overtime theft

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey police officer will not have to serve a prison term for padding his paycheck. Former Milltown police Lt. Douglas Cole was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. He also will have to pay $4,920 ...

Foreign internet betting firms measure advances

A plan to let New Jersey casino regulators oversee foreign Internet gambling companies if they move their operations to Atlantic City has moved a step closer to approval. A state senate wagering committee approved the bill Monday. The measure is ...

Democrat: Report clearing Gov. Christie incomplete

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback plot says a review undertaken by Gov. Chris Christie's lawyers lacks credibility because it is missing information from key players. Assemblyman John ...

NJ senator wants tax on marijuana to pay for roads

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state's roads and bridges. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, announced his plan Monday. He says 70 percent of ...

In NJ, flood insurance isn’t just a shore worry

BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — While the New Jersey shore and some northern New Jersey river communities have been hit hard by flooding, the residents there are not the only ones seeing flood insurance rates go up. There are more than 88,000 flood ...

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's ...

Christie’s dissenters become more vocal, visible

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Critics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are becoming more vocal — and more visible. Opponents are showing up at his public and private events to hurl criticisms and question his knowledge of a plot to tie up traffic near ...

Lawyers for 2 ex-Christie aides call for immunity

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two former underlings of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say lawmakers should be able to offer their clients immunity from prosecution in exchange for providing information for their investigation of ...

Sen. Allen: Confident Child Predator Act Will Pass

Sen. Diane Allen said that she is confident that Christie would sign the Jessica Lunsford Act, a child predator bill.

Political Roundtable: March 21, 2014

Republican Strategist Dale Florio and Democratic Strategist Steve Ayscue discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.