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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - If one person in a sexual relationship has lied about his or her identity, it could result in a sexual assault charge under a measure being considered in the New Jersey Legislature.
Few if any New Jersey pigs may be affected by Gov. Christie's decision, due Monday, on a bill to prohibit a farming practice of confining pregnant sows in cages so narrow they can't turn around.
Asked Wednesday about violence this week in Ferguson, Missouri, Gov. Christie talked about national anxiety over a lack of leadership.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard in one of the country's most hard-fought and expensive House races and won a seat representing a swath of South Jersey stretching from the Delaware River to the Shore.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, spent more than an hour Wednesday plating and serving Thanksgiving meals at the soup kitchen at St. John's Church in Newark.
The group running it fell short of revenue even after it was allowed to reduce its target.
Three months after Illinois declared the first privately run U.S. state lottery a failure, New Jersey's similar experiment is faltering, endangering a program that supports schools and the disabled.
New Jersey is on target to meet its revenue projections for the fiscal year that began July 1, but the ghosts of budgets past are firm reminders that much can change in the months ahead.
Gov. Christie vetoed a measure Friday to ban crates used to confine pregnant pigs, slamming it as a "solution in search of a problem" and a "political movement masquerading as substantive policy."
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - If one person in a sexual relationship has lied about his or her identity, it could result in a sexual assault charge under a measure being considered in the New Jersey Legislature.
Few if any New Jersey pigs may be affected by Gov. Christie's decision, due Monday, on a bill to prohibit a farming practice of confining pregnant sows in cages so narrow they can't turn around.
Asked Wednesday about violence this week in Ferguson, Missouri, Gov. Christie talked about national anxiety over a lack of leadership.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast.
Trenton Takes: Adding a few extra lanes to the New Jersey Turnpike was a good start. But the state shouldn't stop there when it comes to investing in transportation, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Wednesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Stores in New Jersey might have their hours limited during future Thanksgivings.
ATLANTIC CITY - Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Monday against Charlie Birnbaum, a piano tuner fighting to keep his family home near the former Revel casino from being seized by the state casino redevelopment authority.
ATLANTIC CITY - Can Atlantic City be a destination resort with fewer cops? Among the proposals posted last week on the website run by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority was "rightsizing" the city's police and fire departments.