Politics & Government

NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chris Christie heads the Republican Governors Association and says that's why he'll be in Iowa on Thursday — to raise money for other politicians. Iowa, of course, is an important early-voting state in the presidential ...

Slain police officer will be promoted, honored

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be promoted to the rank of detective and given the department's highest honor. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says Officer Melvin Santiago will receive the ...

Legislative probe on bridge traffic jams slows

TRETNON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year. They say they'll skip calling some witnesses largely so they ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 16, 2014

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

Christie to address Wall Street crowd

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be speaking and lunching with a Wall Street crowd. Christie will be the luncheon speaker Wednesday at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference in New York City. The conference says it brings together ...

Menendez has spent about $650K on ethics probes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has spent about $650,000 on his legal defense related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. An Internal Revenue Service report released ...

Reporter who spoke about black families suspended

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police while reporting on a fatal New Jersey police shooting says he's been suspended from his station and won't return. Sean Bergin says he ...

Christie Creates Commission to Study Standardized Testing

Gov. Christie has ordered the creation of a nine-member study commission, tasked with looking at the state's standardized testing.

Aron Discusses Christie’s Decision on Common Core Standards

Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron discusses Gov. Christie's decision on Common Core standards in the state.

Trucking Executives Discuss Improving Port Newark

Trucking and shipping executives attended a town hall meeting to discuss a special task force report on improving Port Newark's performance.