Politics & Government


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 ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 24, 2014

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

North Jersey Jewish group to rally for Israel

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will hold a solidarity rally for Israel. The rally will take place Thursday night at the Bergen Pac in Englewood. Speakers will include religious and political leaders. The ...

Groups tell lawmakers to overhaul bail system

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several advocacy groups are telling New Jersey lawmakers that they should move ahead with a constitutional amendment to eliminate the right to bail for people accused of crimes. But they told a state Senate committee hearing on ...

Unions Oppose Private Company Running NJ Lottery

The Communications Workers of America and the AFL-CIO lost their appeal to block a 15-year private contract with Northstar Lottery Group to manage daily operations of New Jersey's lottery.

Charities Help Fill Gaps for Sandy Victims

Those with homes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy are getting help from charity groups when government programs haven't provided enough monetary help.

Municipalities Mull Over Offering Liquor Licenses

In New Jersey, liquor licenses can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and some municipalities decide not to offer any to businesses.

Federal highway official faces wire fraud charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wire fraud charges have been filed against a federal official accused of using a straw company to get grant funds that he also oversaw as part of his job. Federal prosecutors say Lawrence Cullari Jr., the assistant division ...

Port Authority approves new chairman Degnan

NEW YORK (AP) — John Degnan has taken over as the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority's board of commissioners on Wednesday formally approved the former New Jersey attorney general to head the bistate ...