Politics & Government

Assembly schedules Monday vote on bail overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly leaders have scheduled a vote on a package of bail reforms that Gov. Chris Christie has been urging lawmakers to pass. The Assembly Speaker's office announced Thursday a vote is now scheduled for Monday. The measures ...

Christie Discusses Bail Reform Ahead of Special Legislative Session

Gov. Christie wants lawmakers to take steps to reform New Jersey's bail system. He discussed it during a speech in Trenton at a town hall meeting in Belmar.

Sandy Victims Face Contractor Fraud

Ocean County Long Term Recovery personnel say about one in 10 clients who are rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have become victims of contractor fraud.

FDU PublicMind Poll Exec. Director: Most in NJ Support Death With Dignity Act

FDU PublicMind Poll Executive Director Krista Jenkins says that many in New Jersey are supportive of the Death with Dignity Act, which would allow for assisted suicide in certain circumstances.

Christie Statement on Special Session for Bail Reform

Gov. Christie encouraged lawmakers to act on bail reform.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 30, 2014

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

Christie ramps up push to remake bail system

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is increasing pressure on lawmakers to overhaul New Jersey's bail system to keep those considered violent behind bars and allow the release of suspects in minor crimes who cannot afford bail. The Republican ...

Contract awarded for wider parkway

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Another section of the Garden State Parkway is getting an extra lane in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a $41.3 million contract to a company to add the third lane between Galloway ...

24 Albanians graduate from National Guard school

LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's National Guard has trained 24 soldiers from Albania to become officers. They graduated from the state's National Guard Officer Candidate School during a ceremony in Lawrence on Tuesday. Officials say it's the ...

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers ...