Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 7, 2014

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

Clifton to reimburse for sewage backup

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Clifton's City Council has voted to reimburse a homeowner after the city's sewage test flooded a basement, ruining a joint birthday celebration and flooring that was put down the day before. Officials had apologized to Mike and ...

Nixon’s back! (At least on Twitter)

NEW YORK (AP) — If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation. But ...

Atlantic City Council approves 29 percent tax hike

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's City Council has approved a budget that will boost property taxes by 29 percent. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qYdsVl ) reports Mayor Don Guardian told the council on Wednesday the city needed ...

Police officer recorded criticizing Obama resigns

HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey police officer who was videotaped making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution has resigned. Part-time Officer Richard Recine was called to the Helmetta town hall Monday ...

Poll: New Jersey voters split on Christie

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Chris Christie's job approval rating has still not recovered from the George Washington Bridge scandal. A Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ack) University poll released Thursday finds New Jersey voters are ...

Asm. Joe Cryan Seeks Union County Sheriff Position

Assemblyman Joe Cryan would like to succeed the late Ralph Froelich as Union County sheriff. If that happens, he would have to give up his Assembly seat.

Garden State Equality Executive Director Wants to Explore LGBT Health Care Issues

Garden State Equality Executive Director Andrea Bowen says she would like to start exploring the broad spectrum of health care issues that affect the LGBT community.

Poll: Republican close in New Jersey Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows a little-known Republican is closer than expected early in his run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Booker ahead of ...

New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...