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BOCA RATON, Fla. - Like an unwanted guest, President Obama's impending executive order on immigration kept crashing the Republican governors' combined annual meeting and victory celebration.
ATLANTIC CITY - Lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from New Jersey to address transportation issues in cities and counties.
TRENTON - A decision is expected Friday on a lawsuit by the NCAA and professional sports leagues to block a New Jersey law that repeals a state ban on sports betting.
ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders came together over a topic they agree on: They are not standing in Gov. Christie's shadow.
One veteran of many Republican Governors Association meetings called it "the peacock parade."
An ally of Gov. Christie announced his resignation Wednesday as chairman of the State Investment Council. Robert E. Grady, a private-equity firm director who served in President George H.W. Bush's administration, said during the council's meeting Wednesday that he needed time to deal with an illness in his family, officials said.
State Sen. Donald Norcross decisively defeated Republican challenger and former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb in New Jersey's heavily Democratic First Congressional District race, according to unofficial election results.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders came together over a topic they agree on: They are not standing in Gov. Chris Christie's shadow.
At the annual New Jersey State League of Municipal Governments convention there are seminars on the wonky aspects of government - strategic planning, new traffic safety tools and best practices in infrastructure. But elected officials also presented an event on humor. And that's no joke.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona has made him a political celebrity. But as he relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association this week, Christie shifts from advocate for others to salesman for himself as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
ATLANTIC CITY - Lawmakers are calling for local governments to get a bigger share of funding from New Jersey to address transportation issues in cities and counties.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Like an unwanted guest, President Obama's impending executive order on immigration kept crashing the Republican governors' combined annual meeting and victory celebration.
TRENTON - A decision is expected Friday on a lawsuit by the NCAA and professional sports leagues to block a New Jersey law that repeals a state ban on sports betting.
One veteran of many Republican Governors Association meetings called it "the peacock parade."
ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders came together over a topic they agree on: They are not standing in Gov. Christie's shadow.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats rebuffed her effort Wednesday to elect a close ally to an important committee post.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey is taking a job at the helm of the group that publishes the science group of scholarly journals.
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.
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.