Politics & Government

Pension not only cuts in Christie’s budget plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's plan to bridge a budget gap over the next 13 months relies heavily on slashing pension contributions, but that is not the only measure. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told lawmakers on Wednesday ...

Christie supports chief justice in deal with Dems

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated the chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court for tenure. Christie announced Stuart Rabner's re-nomination at a news conference Wednesday after brokering a deal with State Senate President ...

Housing board members resign over Sandy repairs

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three members of the Ocean City Housing Authority board have resigned apparently because of a dispute stemming from the reimbursement of money for Superstorm Sandy repairs. Chairman Ed Price, vice chairman Stephen Lalli and ...

Assembly Budget Committee Gets Revenue Update

The Assembly Budget Committee held a hearing to get a revenue update from the Office of Legislative Services and the state treasurer.

NJ budget problems add to Christie 2016 challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is confronting major budget problems that threaten to complicate an already messy second term — and his presidential prospects. The Republican governor already faces state and federal investigations ...

After a year’s absence, Fleet Week returns to NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, hello, sailor! Fleet Week is returning to New York City after a year's absence. Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor on Wednesday morning, the start of the week. The usually ...

Christie Proposes Reducing Pension Payment to Balance Budget

Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to reduce both this year and next year's pension payments to close the state's budget deficit.

Former Christie Campaign Staffer Testifies Before GWB Committee

Matt Mowers worked with Bill Stepien and Bridget Kelly to reach out to local officials from Gov. Christie's office.

Asm. Bramnick Says Mowers Was a Class Act in His Testimony

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says that Matt Mowers withstood six hours of questioning from the committee investigating the GWB lane closures and that he was a class act at the hearing.

AC Man Fights CRDA Eminent Domain Seizure

Charlie Birnbaum is fighting to keep his Atlantic City home. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is trying to take the three-story apartment building through eminent domain.