Politics & Government

Former New Jersey congressman remembered

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Rep. Robert Roe was remembered as a tireless public servant. About 100 people turned out in Wayne for the Democrat's funeral on Monday. The 90-year-old died last Tuesday. Roe served 23 years in Congress, ...

Funeral held for NJ police officer killed in crash

HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (AP) — Family, friends and hundreds of police officers paid their respects to a northern New Jersey police officer who died in the line of duty. Gov. Chris Christie was among mourners at St. Luke's Church in Ho-Ho-Kus Tuesday for ...

Christie: No plans to campaign in NY for Astorino

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, ...

Israel Solidarity Rally Held in Whippany

Sen. Bob Menedez was among the officials at the Israel Solidarity Rally in Whippany to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Critics Call Christie’s ‘Integrity Monitor’ Report Shallow

Senate President Steve Sweeney and others expressed frustration with a short report from the state's integrity monitor about the Sandy recovery effort.

Sen. Sweeney: Atlantic City Needs to Diversify Economy

Senate President Steve Sweeney says Atlantic City needs to focus on becoming a more diverse economy because the non-gaming revenues in the city are doing extremely well while casino revenues continue to decline.

Officials Discuss Stormwater and Sewer Concerns

Sen. Bob Smith is sponsoring two bills to address New Jersey's stormwater and sewer problems.

NJ Spotlight Reporter: Sandy Aid Distribution Raised Questions

NJ Spotlight reporter Scott Gurian says that Sandy aid has been reallocated and that money is being used for energy resiliency methods.

Critics want more details on Sandy spending

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state's biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough. Gov. Chris Christie's administration released its first integrity monitor ...

Kennedy endorses Taveras in governor’s race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is endorsing Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in the race for Rhode Island governor. Kennedy tells The Associated Press on Monday that he's impressed that the one-term Democratic mayor has ...