Politics & Government

4 longshots face off in New Jersey Senate primary

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — None of the four men running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate is raising much money or has ever been elected to public office before. The winner of Tuesday's election will be a longshot when he faces incumbent U.S. ...

NV governor opposes plan to allow election betting

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has come out against a proposal to make Nevada the first state to permit betting on federal elections. The Republican governor described himself as "more of a traditionalist" when it comes to betting. ...

2 officers acquitted in police shooting case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two Bergen County Police officers have been acquitted on charges that they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a 2010 police shooting. A county jury returned its verdict Friday in the case involving ...

Christie pushes back on staff raise report

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pushing back on a report that says he's given big pay raises to staffers responsible for helping craft his image. Christie defended his staff payroll during a trip to Tennessee on Friday. He criticized the report as ...

US approves New Jersey Sandy aid plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has informed New Jersey that it has approved its plan to spend $1.46 billion in its second round of state-controlled Superstorm Sandy recovery funds. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman ...

Sweeney, Rutgers Board in Battle For Control of University’s Direction

Members of the Rutgers Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting to discuss a bill that would increase the size of the Board of Governors from 15 to 19, all of whom would be appointed by the governor or legislative leaders.

Residents Must Vacate Lakewood Tent City

People living in Lakewood's tent city have until Sunday to leave the area.

Officials Hope to Dredge Shark River

In light of the recent fish kill in Shark River, Neptune Township officials say it's time to dredge the waterway, which they've been trying to do for nearly 20 years.

Political Roundtable: May 30, 2014

Republican Strategist Pat Torpey and Democratic Strategist Adam Silverstein discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Case settled over low-income Sandy aid in NJ

New Jersey will provide more aid to low-income homeowners and renters still displaced by Superstorm Sandy under a settlement with the federal government. The state also will direct more aid to the hardest-hit counties, and conduct new reviews of ...