Politics & Government

AP: Bill extending arbitration caps set for vote

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced legislation that could end the stalemate over arbitrator-awarded pay increases to police and firefighters. Prieto's bill extends the 2 percent cap through 2017 and calls for ...

Christie tries to move past scandal with comedy

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" gave the potential Republican presidential contender the chance to show off his dance moves — and put the traffic scandal in his rear-view ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty in drug-related death

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from another man's drug-related death last year. The Ocean County prosecutor's office said Friday that 22-year-old Nicholas Ippolito of Point Pleasant pleaded ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 13, 2014

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

Bestiality bill clears NJ Assembly panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has approved a bill that would make it illegal for people to have sex with animals. New Jersey is one of 14 states that does not explicitly ban bestiality. The bill's sponsor says the state's ...

NJ Senate passes bill on public smoking penalties

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would allow municipalities to issue civil rather than criminal fines for violations of public smoking bans. Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as ...

Chris Christie backs GOP candidate for governor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republicans will unite behind California's GOP nominee for governor after a divisive primary but also says the candidate "has a lot of work" to do to attract national fundraising. Christie, ...

Sen. Sweeney’s Bill for Rutgers’ Board Amended

Sen. Sweeney's Bill for the Rutgers' Board of Governors and Board of Trustees has been amended.

State GOP Says Don’t Read Too Much Into Cantor Defeat

New Jersey Republicans are saying that they are not reading too much into the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

Concerned parents with disabled children attended an Assembly hearing in Trenton about the closing of disability centers.