Politics & Government


Congressman Payne Jr. on House Speaker Ryan and the Budget

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. spoke about the bipartisan budget agreement and if newly elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan can maintain order.

Port Authority Chairman Has Easy Time at Committee Hearing, But Disagreements Remain

While it wasn't as openly combative as the Port Authority chairman's confirmation hearing last summer, Degnan still had to answer some pointed questions, mostly about the Bus Terminal, which, while now a part of the much-discussed 10-year capital plan, is not really on a set timetable.

Three Years After Sandy Survivors Struggling to Get Back Home

Sandy survivors took splintered wood scraps and storm debris and with photos of personal devastation, built their own makeshift memorial. It’s a tragic scrapbook documenting three years of ongoing struggle across the street from the State House in Trenton.

FAA Pursues Legislation That Would Require Drone Registration

The FAA is looking to requiring drone owners to register their devices with the Department of Transportation. Registration guidelines are being drafted and the administration hopes to have a framework by Thanksgiving.

Where Does Your Toll Money Go?

Nearly $1.5 billion dollars was collected in revenue from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 2014 and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey brought in nearly as much in tolls. The two authorities collect almost 20 percent of all tolls in the United States.

Despite Low Poll Numbers, Christie Holds On Going Into Third GOP Debate

Going into tonight's third Republican presidential debate, Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron talks about Christie's low poll numbers and what's expected of him from tonight's debate.

How the Pension Issue Plays Into Next Week’s Assembly Election

Leading up to the Assembly election next week, Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron took a look at how Republicans and Democrats plan to fund the pension system. Democrats say hike taxes on millionaires and corporations. Republicans say more reform and cutbacks are needed to remain solvent.

Most New Jerseyans Uninformed of State Politics as Assembly Election Nears

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that most New Jersey residents know nothing about next week's Assembly election. The poll also found that only five percent can identify a state senator, but only three percent could name their own correctly.

Coalition Prepares Newarkers for Eventual CCRB, Call on Board to Have Subpoena Power

Several Newarkers shared their stories of police encounters at a community forum sponsored by a coalition calling itself Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. The purpose of this forum was to make Newarkers aware that a civilian complaint review board is on the way and what it could mean to them.

Community Comes Together to Help Families Return Home Three Years After Sandy

New Jersey’s disbursed about $660 million in federal money for reconstruction, rehabilitation, remediation and elevation of Sandy-damaged homes. The state says 8,000 homeowners remain in the program, 4,500 applicants have withdrawn and almost 2,000 have completed reconstruction.