Politics & Government


Executive Director Discusses 99th League of Municipalities Convention in AC

New Jersey League of Municipalities Executive Director Bill Dressel says that the 99th annual convention in Atlantic City has been looking good and that the league has been impressed with city officials.

Gaming Commission Chairman Optimistic AC Can Be Saved

Governor's Advisory Commission on Gaming Chairman Jon Hanson says he is optimistic that Atlantic City can be saved.

Panel says humor makes politicians approachable

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's the kind of seminar that ambitious civil servant Leslie Knope of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" would have circled on her calendar months in advance. At the annual convention for local government officials in New ...

Christie’s personality comes under scrutiny

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona could be his biggest asset — and also a long-term liability — as he lays the groundwork for a potential presidential run. Christie's latest outburst came ...

Retiring congressman to take helm of science group

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey is taking a job at the helm of the group that publishes the science group of scholarly journals. The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced Tuesday that the Democrat will ...

New Jersey toll collectors’ jobs spared

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Officials have decided not to privatize toll collection on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Turnpike Authority executive director Joseph Mrozek tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1yPFcee ) two unions representing ...

Illegal immigration rising in NJ, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants entering illegally into the U.S. are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that New Jersey, Florida ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 18, 2014

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

Judge: State can take piano tuner’s home

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that an Atlantic City piano-tuner cannot stop a state agency from taking his family home. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Monday that the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority can ...

Would AC Be a Good College Town?

Stockton College is considering turning the Showboat in Atlantic City into a campus for its students.