Politics & Government

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 ...

Poll: Bell trails Booker in NJ Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll suggests voter discontent could pose a problem for the incumbent in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker leads Republican Jeff Bell 42 to 29 percent among registered voters surveyed in the Fairleigh ...

Mitt Romney headlines Christie birthday fundraiser

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is drawing a sharp contrast between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama. Speaking at a New Jersey fundraiser Wednesday night in honor of ...

NJ’s mayors hear from experts on crime reduction

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayors of some of New Jersey's most crime-plagued cities are hearing from academics and law enforcement experts on new ways to help reduce violent crime. The one-day conference staged Wednesday at Rutgers-Newark University ...