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The New Jersey legislative committee investigating the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge may have its last opportunity, on Thursday, to hear from a high-ranking official in the Christie administration.
NEWARK, N.J. - The investigations into Gov. Christie's administration don't seem to be dimming his fund-raising power. The Republican Governors Association will report Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 under Christie's leadership.
TRENTON - With less than two weeks to vote on a measure that could lead to pretrial detention without bail, New Jersey lawmakers remain divided over how to address the right to a speedy trial.
The Burlington County Democratic Committee has paid nearly $3,000 to settle a campaign-finance reporting complaint that alleged a variety of violations in 2009, when its former leaders were linked to a North Jersey official targeted in a corruption sting.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As Gov. Christie descended on the Shore on Tuesday to make his case for cuts to public worker pensions, Larry Parker had a message for him.
New Jersey lawmakers are racing to draft a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the right to bail for certain defendants as part of a broader effort to improve the state's criminal justice system.
MARION, Iowa - Inside a diner crammed with television cameras and national reporters in this town just outside Cedar Rapids, Joe Mallie gave a glimpse of the challenge Gov. Christie could confront in wooing conservative voters to elevate him to the White House.
TRENTON - Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) says newly released reports on the state's biggest Hurricane Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.
TRENTON - A New Jersey judge ruled Monday that Gov. Christie's administration must honor an activist's public records requests for requests filed by others.
Charles Steindel, whose three straight years of overly optimistic revenue projections influenced six New Jersey credit downgrades, is resigning as Republican Gov. Christie's chief economist.
They say changes will help ill children. He has cited concerns over legalization.
New Jersey's medical-marijuana program is coming under fire from a group of parents, who are setting up orange traffic cones on a sidewalk in front of the Statehouse each week to make their point, simply and colorfully.
Gov. Christie presented himself as both “pro-life” and a tolerant listener during a panel discussion with other Republican governors Thursday night, arguing that Republicans don’t need to avoid social issues to appeal to a broader range of voters.
TRENTON - With less than two weeks to vote on a measure that could lead to pretrial detention without bail, New Jersey lawmakers remain divided over how to address the right to a speedy trial.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Wednesday that he envisioned creating a nonprofit board composed of top business leaders that would reinvest gaming revenue from potential casinos in North Jersey into Atlantic City.
The Burlington County Democratic Committee has paid nearly $3,000 to settle a campaign-finance reporting complaint that alleged a variety of violations in 2009, when its former leaders were linked to a North Jersey official targeted in a corruption sting.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As Gov. Christie descended on the Shore on Tuesday to make his case for cuts to public worker pensions, Larry Parker had a message for him.
Gov. Christie’s approval rating remains stable at 44 percent six months after its post-Bridgegate decline, though more New Jerseyans than not say the state is headed in the wrong direction, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released today.
GREENWICH, Conn. - Gov. Christie was greeted by fans as he breezed through a diner with a Republican gubernatorial candidate Monday night in this wealthy suburb of New York City, where he pledged to devote the resources of the Republican Governors Association to unseating Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy this fall.
The New Jersey legislative committee investigating the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge may have its last opportunity, on Thursday, to hear from a high-ranking official in the Christie administration.
NEWARK, N.J. - The investigations into Gov. Christie's administration don't seem to be dimming his fund-raising power. The Republican Governors Association will report Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 under Christie's leadership.