Saturday, December 20, 2014

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Senate President Steve Sweeney has gone on offense, criticizing Gov. Chris Christie and calling on him to detail his plan for saving the imperiled transportation trust fund. But Sweeney has not said how he would pay for his own ideas.
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body.
Thursday marked the last full voting session of the year for New Jersey lawmakers – and the latest time they’ve failed to override a veto of Gov. Christie’s.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains undefeated when it comes to vetoes.
TRENTON - The roller-coaster ride that was Carl Icahn on Thursday extended to the halls of the Statehouse. It was a long afternoon in which the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and the package of bills to help save it and the resort city were on many minds.
Bills requiring New Jersey public contracts at the state and local levels to use U.S.-made goods passed the state Legislature on Thursday over the objections of business groups, which argued that the measures would make the state less competitive.
The governor says he's planning to travel to Dallas for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
TRENTON - A package of critical bills being voted on Thursday at the Statehouse will decide the fate of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
NEWARK, N.J. - Two lawsuits filed by people stuck in traffic jams caused by apparently politically motivated lane closings at the George Washington Bridge will move forward without Gov. Christie as a defendant, a lawyer in the case said Wednesday.
BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) - Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the holidays and make a decision soon after.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Senate President Steve Sweeney has gone on offense, criticizing Gov. Chris Christie and calling on him to detail his plan for saving the imperiled transportation trust fund. But Sweeney has not said how he would pay for his own ideas.
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body.
Thursday marked the last full voting session of the year for New Jersey lawmakers – and the latest time they’ve failed to override a veto of Gov. Christie’s.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains undefeated when it comes to vetoes.
TRENTON - The roller-coaster ride that was Carl Icahn on Thursday extended to the halls of the Statehouse. It was a long afternoon in which the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and the package of bills to help save it and the resort city were on many minds.
One year after the Mount Holly Gardens housing-discrimination case was settled, the township has missed a deadline to rebuild the decimated, mostly Latino and African American neighborhood.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s announcement today that he will "actively explore" a 2016 presidential bid unleashed a wave of speculation about how his action might affect other Republicans – Gov. Christie included.
TRENTON - Legislation allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who request it was advanced Monday by a state Senate committee.
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - The end of New Jersey's red light camera program couldn't come soon enough for Alex Valdez. In fact, it didn't.
In a crowded aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, President Obama told thousands of military service members Monday that they "are the backbone of the greatest nation on Earth," and thanked them for their "selfless character."