Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 25, 2014

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

Air wing at McGuire gets new commander

MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) — A military unit at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has a new commander. Col. James Copher took over the 621st contingency response wing on Thursday. He succeeds Col. Martin Chapin. Copher's last ...

NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to fight for Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) in what he called one of the most important governor's races nationwide. Christie and Rauner stopped at a Portillo's restaurant downtown ...

NTSB to discuss Paulsboro train derailment

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is wrapping up its investigation into a train derailment that caused a chemical leak in Paulsboro in 2012. The NTSB on Tuesday will meet in Washington to determine the probable cause ...

US places 1,504 undocumented children in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the country illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey so far this year. New federal data released Thursday shows 1,504 unaccompanied children were placed in New ...

Republicans jump to Astorino’s defense

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, ...

Community Leaders Say Federal Monitors Will Be Watched Closely

The federal Department of Justice is putting monitors in place to oversee the Newark Police Department. Community activists say they will be paying attention to the monitors' work.

HHS Regional Director: 360,000 New Jerseyans Have Health Insurance Through Affordable Care Act

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Regional Director Dennis Gonzalez says about 360,000 people in New Jersey who were previously uninsured now have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.

2012 Distracted Driving Law Rarely Used

Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis' Law was signed in July of 2012, but no one has been prosecuted in New Jersey.

Migrants in Puerto Rico to obtain driver’s license

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has unveiled a system that will allow migrants living illegally in the U.S. territory to obtain a temporary driver's license. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Thursday that he expects more than 100,000 ...