Politics & Government


‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: March 26, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Newark Mayoral Race Attracts Political Dynasties

Mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries have each picked up endorsements from prominent Newarkers about two months before the election.

NJ Spotlight Editor Discusses Pension System Changes

NJ Spotlight Editor at Large Mark Magyar says that Gov. Christie made changes to the pension formula because he faced budget issues.

Rep. Holt Calls for Continued Moratorium on Fracking

Congressman Rush Holt is calling for the Delaware River Basin Committee to ban fracking because many people in New Jersey are dependent on the Delaware River for their drinking water and what happens upstream affects it.

Sandy Victims Accept Donations to Help Rebuild

Ten Union Beach families are splitting $50,000 to help them start rebuilding their homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Many are still waiting for government aid.

Court upholds child sex assault conviction

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has upheld the conviction and lengthy prison sentence for a southern New Jersey man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter over a two-year period. In their 61-page decision issued ...

After gathering input, NJ submits Sandy plan to US

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration has submitted its plan for how to spend its upcoming allocation of $1.46 billion in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds. The Republican governor announced Wednesday that the plan has been ...

NJ official gets big pension gain from 2-year post

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former Republican freeholder from Morris County is retiring with a big boost in his public pension thanks to a two-year stint with the New Jersey Highlands Council. Sixty-eight-year-old Gene Feyl was paid $116,000 a ...

Eagleton addresses inaccurate poll results

TRNETON, N.J. (AP) — After the Eagleton Institute of Politics produced inaccurate results in two New Jersey election polls, it wanted to find out why. The polling institute hired a New York research firm to look for reasons why the final ...
Wynona's House logo. Photo courtesy of Wynona's House Executive Assistant Cayla Belnavis.

NJ Child Advocacy Center to Hold First National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect

The first and only co-located child advocacy center in New Jersey, Wynona's House, is holding the first Child Advocacy National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect April 7 and 8.