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Corruption probe might not hurt Cuomo’s US profile

8-2-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. And both are now facing criticism — and the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — for their ...

Christie hits back at judicial pick critics

8-1-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hitting back at conservative critics who've been running ads criticizing his judicial picks. The Judicial Crisis Network ran TV and radio spots ahead of Christie's recent trips to ...

Christie refuses to comment on Moreland troubles

8-1-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is refusing to comment on his New York counterpart's recent troubles — or their impact on the Republican candidate trying to unseat him. Christie swatted back questions from reporters Friday ...
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Christie Says a Commission Will Study Pension Reform Fix

8-1-14
Gov. Christie created a non-partisan commission that will make recommendations on a fix for the pension system.
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U.S. Sen. Booker Wants to be Bridge Builder for Issues

8-1-14
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that he wants to take action in a bipartisan manner and be a bridge builder around the issues that matter.

Christie: No recollection of Egea texts

8-1-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't remember receiving text messages from an aide about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Regina Egea (eh-JEE'-uh) testified in July that she'd texted the governor her thoughts ...

Christie to convene panel on pension reform

8-1-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is looking for more input for solutions to the state's budget woes. Christie will sign an executive order Friday in Parsippany convening a nonpartisan blue ribbon commission tasked with coming up with ...

Authorities: New Jersey police fatally shoot man

8-1-14
WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say police in southern New Jersey have fatally shot a man. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says 42-year-old Daniel Pierre was shot as three officers responded to a call to a home. Authorities have not said why ...

Attorney: Appeal coming in NJ gay conversion suit

8-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he'll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The suit was filed by the unnamed couple and their teenage son last year. It claimed ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Aug. 1, 2014

8-1-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.