Politics & Government

Incumbent House members have fundraising advantage

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Campaign finance filings show that incumbent members of the House of Representatives from New Jersey have huge fundraising advantages over their challengers. The deadline for candidates to file fundraising information through ...

New Jersey Assembly swears in new member

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers welcomed Franklin Township resident and Army veteran Joseph Danielsen to their ranks on Thursday. Danielsen succeeds Upendra Chivukula in the 17th District representing Middlesex and Somerset counties. Chivukula ...

NJ says it has 80 percent of easements for shore

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — As the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New Jersey says it has acquired 80 percent of the easements it needs to do shore protection work along the coast. The state Department of Environmental Protection ...

Poll shows LoBiondo way ahead in re-election bid

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo well ahead of his Democratic challenger in southern New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District. The Monmouth University Poll released Thursday shows the 10-term ...

Senate forgoes vote on Pinelands panel nominees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have declined to vote on a pair of Gov. Chris Christie's nominees for a Pinelands regulatory panel, nine months after the agency defeated a plan to run a natural-gas pipeline through the region. The state ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 16, 2014

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

New Jersey Assembly passes sports betting bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed legislation that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward. The Assembly passed a measure Thursday that was overwhelmingly passed earlier this week in the state Senate. It's ...

Poll: Trust in Christie hits all-time low

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters are increasingly suspicious of Gov. Chris Christie. That's according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll out Thursday. Pollsters found voters' trust in the Republican governor has continued to decline beyond an all-time ...

New Jersey will OK real-money skill gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Those free games people download and play on their phones could be the next big thing in gambling. New Jersey casino regulators say they are ready to approve gambling on social games that involve an element of skill. ...

Christie stops short of endorsing Ebola travel ban

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie stopped short of joining fellow Republicans in endorsing a proposed ban on travel from the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. Christie said during a Wednesday night radio interview that ...