Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 24, 2014

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

DRPA watchdog quitting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Delaware River Port Authority's independent watchdog is quitting because he claims a hostile work environment has prevented him from issuing a report on the agency's performance. Inspector General Thomas Raftery III ...

Christie returns to Camden to tout gains

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is back in Camden, touting gains the impoverished city has made. Christie on Wednesday joined local officials in Elijah Perry Park to celebrate improvements in crime, education and economic development. That ...

Poll: Christie’s job ratings down slightly

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Chris Christie's approval ratings have dipped slightly for the first time in sixth months. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll out Wednesday finds 46 percent of respondents approve of Christie's ...

New Jersey lawmakers look at transportation fund

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are hearing from local officials and groups of businesses that the state needs to put more money into improving roads and transit. While there is wide agreement on that, there's disagreement over how to ...

Ad pulled in contentious New Jersey House race

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A Democratic group has pulled an ad in a New Jersey congressional race after the threat of a lawsuit from the Republican candidate in a campaign that's been full of accusations and disputes. The Democratic Congressional ...

Newark mayor pushes measure targeting foreclosures

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has introduced an ordinance that targets out-of-state creditors seeking to foreclose on city properties. The measure is consistent with Baraka's vow to take action on Newark's foreclosure situation. It ...

Syrians in NJ React to Airstrikes

After the U.S. launched airstrikes in Syria against terrorist groups, Syrians in New Jersey react.

Environmentalists Upset with Plans to Divert Passaic River Funds

Environmentalists are upset with apparent plans to divert millions of dollars intended to restore the polluted Passaic River to help balance New Jersey's budget.

Christie stumps for Foley in Connecticut race

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley just needs to keep focusing on jobs Connecticut's economy in order to defeat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November. Christie appeared ...