Politics & Government

Christie vetoes expected on New Jersey budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign a state budget, but not before doing major surgery to it with line-item vetoes. Under the state constitution, New Jersey must have a balanced budget in place before the new fiscal year ...

Parades, festivals celebrate gay pride

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of numerous same-sex marriage victories, millions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters held gay pride parades and celebrations. Marchers in New York commemorated the 45th anniversary of ...

Port Authority settles suit over PATH access

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority and two advocacy groups have reached a settlement in a seven-year-old lawsuit over disabled access to the Grove Street PATH station. The two groups, Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc., and the United ...

Christie tabs 6 for embattled sewerage commission

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has taken a step toward repopulating the board of the embattled Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. Christie nominated six commissioners Friday. More than 100 employees have been fired in recent years amid ...

Christie’s focus on drugs both personal, political

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The nation's "war on drugs" isn't on anyone's early list of attention-grabbing issues for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. But Chris Christie plans to put it there. The New Jersey governor recently expanded a ...

42nd Division memorial ceremony set for Fort Drum

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial to the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is being dedicated to mark the 10-year anniversary of the unit's mobilization before being deployed to Iraq. The Rainbow Division Memorial is being ...

Gov. Christie renews Newark schools chief contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration has renewed the contract of the embattled superintendent of the state's largest school system. Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced Friday that the contract of Newark Schools ...

Asm. Caputo: Showboat’s Closure is Devastating for Workers

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says Showboat's closing in Atlantic City is devastating for the people who work in the casino.

With This Budget Battle Over, Both Sides Look Ahead to the Next One

Lawmakers from both parties say debating and passing the state budget is a healthy exercise, even if the governor vetoes sections.

East Orange Mayor Calls for Water Commissioners’ Resignations

East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor III has called for four water commissioners to resign. They claim the mayor wants them out because they questioned a no-bid contract.