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Bill Would Give Sales Tax Revenue to Urban Enterprise Zones

Officials are considering a bill that would give back a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones.

Sweeney announces plan to boost Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Steve Sweeney has unveiled a multipart proposal aimed at helping Atlantic City's ailing economy. Sweeney announced the five-part plan during a news conference held Monday at the statehouse with two fellow ...

Bay Head Homeowners Reject Easements for Beach Replenishment Project

Many in Bay Head won't sign easements needed for the Army Corps beach replenishment project, saying the move would convert private land into public.

Possible gubernatorial hopeful debuts policy group

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi is lending his name to a middle-class advocacy group led by a potential gubernatorial hopeful. Philip Murphy announced the launch Monday of New Start New Jersey, a group that seeks to influence ...

Religious, civic leaders press gun manufacturers

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Religious leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey are joining elected and police officials to call on gun manufacturers to tighten distribution systems and develop smart gun technologies. Bridgeport Mayor ...

A look New Jersey Legislature’s agenda

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are heading into the end of the year and the start of 2015 facing what they have called a transportation funding crisis, a pending disagreement over public pensions and Atlantic City's struggling economy. ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 10, 2014

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

Norcross to be sworn in to Congress this week

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's newest representative is expected to join Congress this week. Democrat Donald Norcross won two elections last week. One was to fill the remaining two months of the term vacated by Rep. Rob Andrews, who resigned ...

Port Authority critical of Atlantic City airport

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive finds Atlantic City International Airport to be "in worse shape than any other Port Authority airport." The agency inspected the airport, which it manages. A ...

Watson Coleman makes history with New Jersey win

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey representative-elect will make history when she takes the oath of office in January, becoming the first black woman to represent the state in Congress and the first woman to do so in more than a decade. Democrat ...