Politics & Government


CD 12 Race To Elect First Woman To Congress In Years

The race in the 12th Congressional District between Bonnie Watson Coleman and Alieta Eck will give New Jersey it's first woman in congress in almost 15 years.

Open Spaces Ballot Question Proposes to Increase Funds

Many around the state are divided on a referendum on this year's ballot on open spaces.

RREM Changes Still Concern Sandy Victims

Gov. Christie says changes were made to the RREM program based off of homeowners suggestions but some storm victims say their concerns are still not being heard.

Baraka Proposes Changes to Cop Perks

A proposal by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka proposes changes to police compensations.

Wisniewski unveils bill to reform Port Authority

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is introducing legislation to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Assemblyman John Wisniewski unveiled legislation Thursday that would cut the number of high-level appointments made by ...

Christie to appear on Fox News Sunday

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is making his first Sunday show appearance in almost a year. The Republican governor and potential 2016 candidate will sit down for an interview with FOX News Sunday's Chris Wallace airing this weekend. ...

Law license of lawmaker jailed for porn suspended

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former assemblyman who went to jail for possessing child pornography has had his law license suspended by the state Supreme Court for at least five years. Former Assemblyman Neil Cohen pleaded guilty in 2010 to one count of ...

GOP governors group to run ad for Hogan in Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Republican Governors Association is going to run television ads for Larry Hogan in the Maryland governor's race. Jon Thompson, a spokesman for the RGA, confirmed the ad buy Thursday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ...

Lawmaker’s effort to protect whistleblowers stalls

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislators failed to pass a measure aimed at protecting employees who disclose government abuse in the wake of the George Washington Bridge closure scandal. Democratic State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says she didn't have the votes ...

Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights ...