Politics & Government


Political Roundtable: July 18, 2014

Republican Strategist Chris Russell and Democratic Strategist Vin Gopal discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams.

Rep. Pallone: BPU Should Look at Offshore Wind Farms Over Long Term

Congressman Frank Pallone says that the Board of Public Utilities needs to look at the offshore wind farm proposals over the long term because he thinks that eventually when they become more common, the costs will decrease.

New Jersey’s state economist leaving in August

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's chief economist is leaving his job next month to take a position as a resident scholar at Ramapo College. The state treasurer's office says Charles Steindel told other officials in April that he would be leaving ...

Battleship New Jersey to get $1.6M in upgrades

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Battleship New Jersey is in line for some upgrades aimed at keeping it afloat financially as a museum. The group that runs the ship on the Camden waterfront is planning $1.6 million in work and hopes to get a bond guarantee ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 18, 2014

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

Newark mayor curtails use of city vehicles

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Employees in New Jersey's largest city may soon find themselves without free rides. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the City Council on Friday announced a new plan aimed at curtailing the use of city-owned vehicles. All unmarked ...

Gov. Christie would consider immigrant children

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he would consider requests to help immigrant children in New Jersey, but would not encourage families to send them to his state. During a press conference while visiting Iowa for the Republican ...

Committee Hears from Egea About GWB Lane Closures

Regina Egea testified before the Select Committee on Investigation where she told lawmakers that there was a traffic study conducted in September.

Asm. Burzichelli: World Has Changed Since Constitution Last Looked at Bail

Deputy Speaker Assemblyman John Burzichelli says the world has changed a great deal since the Constitution last looked at the issue of bail. He hopes a measure reforming the bail system will get the governor's signature.

Feds propose offshore windmill leases in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is proposing leases for windmill power projects off the New Jersey coast. The federal Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Management on Thursday proposed sale of leases for nearly ...