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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
One evening news broadcast, 11 political ads, 0 political stories.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is making his first Sunday show appearance in almost a year.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates are heading into the last week of the fall campaign defending sharply different positions.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A conservative group is launching a campaign urging New Jersey voters to reject a ballot measure that would set aside money for open space preservation.
As his party lurches toward November's midterm elections at risk of losing control of the Senate, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker said a Democratic majority is needed to tackle big problems such as immigration and corporate tax policy.
Measures that New Jersey put in place to increase voting access after Hurricane Sandy were illegal, insecure, and confusing, and are evidence that the state needs standing rules for future disasters, a voting rights advocacy group said in a report Thursday.
Gov. Christie on Thursday stood by comments earlier this week - criticized by Democrats - that he was "tired" of efforts to raise the minimum wage.
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Gov. Christie has signed an executive order to create a joint response team to coordinate Ebola preparedness in the state.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
One evening news broadcast, 11 political ads, 0 political stories.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
Republican Tom MacArthur is staying ahead in funding in New Jersey's most expensive congressional race, thanks to his own money.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates are heading into the last week of the fall campaign defending sharply different positions.
Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard traded a series of barbs during their second and final debate Thursday, all the while saying they believe partisanship and bickering are the cause of Congress' failures.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is making his first Sunday show appearance in almost a year.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is lending his star power to a Republican running for a southern New Jersey House seat.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says he's tired of talk about raising the minimum wage.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision last week to hold up Gov. Christie's two nominations to the Pinelands Commission surprised many watching the process, and had environmental groups declaring a victory.