Politics & Government

Bridge panel gets Christie aide’s phone records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — AT&T has turned over phone records of a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Lawmakers requested a month of data, including text ...

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit nearly two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency quickly sent out $1.4 billion to aid the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. FEMA is scrutinizing ...

Christie signs bill to require police car cameras

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a measure that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras. The measure Christie signed Wednesday was advocated by ...

Christie signs bill overhauling alimony

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Wednesday overhauling part of the state's divorce settlement law. The measure had bipartisan support, but Christie ...

Christie vetoes limit on smoking at parks, beaches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure to limit smoking in the state's parks and beaches. The governor announced his veto Wednesday night, but didn't specify why he took the action. Smoking would have been banned at parks ...

Big Three Mayors Hold Crime Roundtable

Mayors Ras Baraka, Steve Fulop and Jose Torres held their first meeting to address public safety.

Senate President Calls for Investigation Into Handling of Ray Rice Case

Senate President Steve Sweeney wants the AG to look into the handling of the Ray Rice case and see if he was treated the same as others.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 10, 2014

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

S&P downgrades New Jersey’s debt rating again

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Analysts at Standard & Poor's have downgraded New Jersey's debt rating once again. The S&P on Wednesday dropped the state's rating one step, from A+ to A, with a stable outlook. S&P cited a trend of structurally unbalanced ...

Deadline extended for private toll collection

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway will keep their jobs through the end of the year. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has extended the deadline for companies to submit proposals to ...