Politics & Government

NJ approves storm buyouts in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an ...

Lawmakers seek to curb drug abuse in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have unveiled a series of 21 bills aimed at curbing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who chairs the state Senate's health committee, says the state needs treatment, ...

New Jersey’s Christie stumps for NH candidates

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — In his third trip to New Hampshire in as many months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Republican Governors Association will sink significant cash into Republican Walt Havenstein's (HAV'-ehn-styn's) gubernatorial campaign. ...

State Investment Council Touts Penion Investments

The State Investment Council manages nearly $80 billion in retirement funds and says it exceeded the assumed rate of return by 9 percent. Some are questioning the amount of fees incurred, however.

Linden Hopes State Officials Renew Red Light Camera Laws

Linden officials like having red light cameras, but keeping them is contingent on the state legislature re-approving red light camera laws.

Asm. Bramnick: Legisature Should Not Dictate Gun Buyback Program

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says that the legislature should not dictate how the attorney general handles gun buyback programs throughout New Jersey.

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in ...

Booker says he’ll do just 1 debate in Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's campaign says he has agreed to just one debate in his re-election race against Republican Jeff Bell. The move has set off a debate about debates, with Bell saying the New Jersey Democrat dropped out of ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 16, 2014

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

NJ Gov. Christie helps Tillis in NC Senate race

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Potential Republican presidential contender Chris Christie says he's concentrating on getting U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis elected and as many Republican governors elected this year as he can. The New Jersey governor ...