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Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013. It's the first time the American Gaming Association has added tribal casinos and casino game makers into the mix ...

New Jersey Assembly fails to override Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's record of never having a veto overridden by lawmakers is still intact but only after some spirited debate. Forty-five members of the state Assembly voted Monday to override Christie's veto of a bill that ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 29, 2014

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

Christie campaigns for Walker in Wisconsin

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling Wisconsin Republicans they need to step up to keep Scott Walker governor because national Democrats "want to make an example of him" and scare conservatives from trying bold things. The ...

NJ governor rallies GOP in Cleveland suburb

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants Ohio voters to make a big statement in November. Christie told Republican backers at a rally in suburban Cleveland on Monday that giving Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) a resounding victory ...

Christie attends National Guard military review

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie greeted troops and the families of fallen soldiers during the annual military review ceremony staged by the New Jersey National Guard. The governor saluted nearly 400 troops who lined up in formation ...

For 1 New Jersey candidate, the issue is gold

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's short-funded Republican U.S. Senate candidate is trying to make his bid against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker a one-issue race. Jeff Bell wants to bring back the gold standard. He says he does not have ...

Christie to meet with prime mister of India

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is heading to New York to meet with the prime minister of India. Christie is scheduled to meet with Narendra Modi in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon. Modi, who has a huge social media following, has received ...

Christie touts Corbett candidacy at GOP dinner

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called on Pennsylvania Republicans to enlist as "soldiers" in the campaign to re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett. Christie told an audience of about 600 people at a state party dinner Friday night to get ...

5 years for woman in unemployment benefits scam

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another defendant in a scheme to steal unemployment benefits from New Jersey has been sentenced to prison. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Friday that Monique Valentine was sentenced to five years in state ...