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Gov. Chris Christie's administration warned the state Supreme Court on Friday that if it mandates certain pension contributions, judges could get dragged into future budget disputes.
Mary Pat Christie, wife of Gov. Christie, has left her job at the Wall Street investment firm Angelo Gordon, a move that comes as the governor considers a 2016 presidential campaign.
New Jersey has appointed Donald Steckroth to negotiate talks between Atlantic City and the groups involved in its restructuring process, the former bankruptcy judge said on Thursday.
Stockton president is called to a state Senate hearing
GALLOWAY, N.J. The day after Stockton University's president announced he would resign this year, the head of the state Senate's budget committee asked him to appear before the panel to discuss the school's plans for an Atlantic City campus.
A judge in Gloucester County on Thursday upheld the suspension without pay of a Washington Township police officer who made a controversial traffic stop and arrest of an assemblyman in 2012.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - While Senate Republicans have had little success moving their legislative agenda through the Democrat-led Legislature to boost New Jersey's economy, they introduced on Thursday the last of three dozen measures promoting online permits, vocational-technical education and driverless car technology.
The N.J. governor counts past pension borrowing as “school aid” in his budget – but not when it undercuts his claim of spending more on pensions than prior governors.
As we reported last week, Gov. Christie’s rhetoric about his fiscal record in New Jersey doesn’t always match what’s in his budget. Since then, we’ve found another example of Christie’s malleable math.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a couple of economic claims at a recent forum in New Hampshire that may seem startling at first — until placed...
CEDAR GROVE, N.J. - Gov. Christie promoted his willingness to cross partisan divides at a town-hall meeting Thursday, two days after the state's largest teachers' union announced that it no longer would negotiate with a commission he formed to overhaul New Jersey's pension system.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A city councilman is asking the New Jersey Supreme Court to reinstate his lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution by the state attorney general's office.
Gov. Chris Christie's administration warned the state Supreme Court on Friday that if it mandates certain pension contributions, judges could get dragged into future budget disputes.
Mary Pat Christie, wife of Gov. Christie, has left her job at the Wall Street investment firm Angelo Gordon, a move that comes as the governor considers a 2016 presidential campaign.
New Jersey has appointed Donald Steckroth to negotiate talks between Atlantic City and the groups involved in its restructuring process, the former bankruptcy judge said on Thursday.
Stockton president is called to a state Senate hearing
GALLOWAY, N.J. The day after Stockton University's president announced he would resign this year, the head of the state Senate's budget committee asked him to appear before the panel to discuss the school's plans for an Atlantic City campus.
A judge in Gloucester County on Thursday upheld the suspension without pay of a Washington Township police officer who made a controversial traffic stop and arrest of an assemblyman in 2012.
More than half of New Jersey voters disapprove of Gov. Christie’s job performance, an approval rating that marks an all-time low, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
The New Jersey Republican Party has spent about $240,000 this year on Gov. Christie's out-of-state travels as he prepares for a likely presidential bid in 2016, according to a filing made public Friday by the state's election watchdog.
His lawyer says gifts were the fruits of friendship.
NEWARK, N.J. - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) foreshadowed the argument he hopes will save his career as he began his formal fight against corruption charges Thursday.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) is expecting a federal indictment Wednesday, according to two Democratic sources.