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Fulop Flips on Trash Station; Won’t Support It Despite Leaving $10M on Table

10-16-14
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said he was reversing course on plans for a trash transfer station in Greenville Yards because of community outcry.

Menendez racking up legal expenses over donor ties

10-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is continuing to rack up legal bills related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. New filings released through the IRS late Wednesday show a ...

Incumbent House members have fundraising advantage

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Campaign finance filings show that incumbent members of the House of Representatives from New Jersey have huge fundraising advantages over their challengers. The deadline for candidates to file fundraising information through ...

New Jersey Assembly swears in new member

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers welcomed Franklin Township resident and Army veteran Joseph Danielsen to their ranks on Thursday. Danielsen succeeds Upendra Chivukula in the 17th District representing Middlesex and Somerset counties. Chivukula ...

NJ says it has 80 percent of easements for shore

10-16-14
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — As the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New Jersey says it has acquired 80 percent of the easements it needs to do shore protection work along the coast. The state Department of Environmental Protection ...

Poll shows LoBiondo way ahead in re-election bid

10-16-14
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo well ahead of his Democratic challenger in southern New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District. The Monmouth University Poll released Thursday shows the 10-term ...

Senate forgoes vote on Pinelands panel nominees

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have declined to vote on a pair of Gov. Chris Christie's nominees for a Pinelands regulatory panel, nine months after the agency defeated a plan to run a natural-gas pipeline through the region. The state ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 16, 2014

10-16-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Poll: Trust in Christie hits all-time low

10-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters are increasingly suspicious of Gov. Chris Christie. That's according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll out Thursday. Pollsters found voters' trust in the Republican governor has continued to decline beyond an all-time ...

New Jersey Assembly passes sports betting bill

10-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed legislation that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward. The Assembly passed a measure Thursday that was overwhelmingly passed earlier this week in the state Senate. It's ...