Politics & Government

Bill delays new tests to evaluate NJ teachers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has passed a bill that would delay the use of new standardized tests to evaluate teachers in New Jersey. The measure, which cleared the lower house by a 72-4 vote on Monday, also would create a task force to review ...

New Jersey hospital to offer veterans priority

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Veterans will go to the front of the line at a private New Jersey health care system under a new program being started in response to problems with the federal Veterans Administration's health system. Under the initiative ...

New Jersey to expand anti-overdose pilot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expanding a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse heroin overdoses. Christie will announce Tuesday morning that police in every county, as well ...

Christie: Unfavorable pension ruling won’t shut NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says state government won't shut down if a trial court judge rules New Jersey can't skip a portion of its pension payment to balance the budget. Appearing Monday on his monthly radio call-in program, ...

Bill to make salt water taffy state candy advances

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Salt water taffy is one step closer to becoming New Jersey's official state candy. The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would honor the sugar-laden confection with the designation. It now heads to the state Senate. ...

Assembly Reaches Compromise On Arbitration Cap

The New Jersey Legislative Assembly reaches a compromise on the restoration of a 2 percent salary arbitration cap.

Confirmation Hearings Held For Supreme Court Nominees Rabner and Solomon

The Senate Judicial Committee holds confirmation hearings for New Jersey Supreme Court nominees Stuart Rabner and Lee Solomon.

U.S. Veterans Speak Out About Iraq

U.S. Veteran and Veteran family members speaks out about the situation in Iraq.

Booker, Menendez Want to Keep Trucking Regulations in Place

Correspondent Christie Duffy speaks with anchor Michael Hill about how Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Bob Menendez want the current trucking regulations left in place.

Sen. Lesniak: Rutgers Board Does Not Need An Increase

Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) says that the Rutgers University Board of Governors does not in an increase in board members who are political appointees.