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TRENTON - A key New Jersey lawmaker said Wednesday that a statewide paid-sick-leave requirement for employers was a priority for this year, setting up a likely battle between business and labor groups.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he will accept Gov. Christie's changes to a bill intended to expedite development of privately run public "Renaissance" schools in Camden.
While there, he touted his conservatism to voters amid speculation over a White House run.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Gov. Christie praised Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's fiscal stewardship Wednesday - and touted his own conservative credentials - during a stop to raise money for Bentley's reelection campaign and for GOP executives in other states.
As Atlantic City braces for a wave of casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 out of work, Gov. Christie, who once prophesied a promising future for the Shore resort, is again contemplating how to steer the city away from its woes.
New Jersey's game of high-profile aqua-tag started this week with a video of the New Jersey Devils mascot hoisting an orange cooler of ice water onto team executive Scott O'Neil as the 1990 hit "Ice, Ice Baby" played in the background.
The lawyers who produced a report clearing Gov. Christie of wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures have billed the state $6.5 million through April, according to documents released by the state late Friday afternoon.
OCEAN CITY - Unrest spurred by a spate of upcoming casino closures in Atlantic City confronted Gov. Christie on Thursday at the Shore, as workers showed up at a town-hall-style event and demanded that Christie take action.
National Democrats have targeted South Jersey for one of their two opening salvos in the fall House campaigns, underscoring how a district in suburban Philadelphia has become a key battleground, one of the few in the country where Democrats see a serious chance to pick off a Republican-held seat.
The law would make it easier to keep violent criminals in jail as they await trial.
TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Christie signed part of a package of legislation Monday aimed at overhauling New Jersey's bail system to make it easier to keep violent criminals in jail as they await trial and prevent nonviolent offenders from spending months behind bars just because they can't afford bail.
As Gov. Christie travels the country to support Republicans running for governor, he also is charting a course that could bear on his ability to seek the party's nomination for president in 2016.
LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Gov. Christie talked about Atlantic City casinos, cautioned against rushing to judgment in the shooting of a black teenager in Missouri, and defended his use of Bruce Springsteen music, Tuesday in the latest installment of his summer "No Pain, No Gain" town-hall meeting series.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he will accept Gov. Christie's changes to a bill intended to expedite development of privately run public "Renaissance" schools in Camden.
Democrats see the Runyan seat as their best chance in the area as trends point GOP.
WASHINGTON - Not long ago, Democrats aiming to take control of the House thought the Philadelphia suburbs offered abundant opportunities.
As Atlantic City braces for a wave of casino closings expected to put more than 6,000 out of work, Gov. Christie, who once prophesied a promising future for the Shore resort, is again contemplating how to steer the city away from its woes.
New Jersey's game of high-profile aqua-tag started this week with a video of the New Jersey Devils mascot hoisting an orange cooler of ice water onto team executive Scott O'Neil as the 1990 hit "Ice, Ice Baby" played in the background.
While there, he touted his conservatism to voters amid speculation over a White House run.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Gov. Christie praised Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's fiscal stewardship Wednesday - and touted his own conservative credentials - during a stop to raise money for Bentley's reelection campaign and for GOP executives in other states.
The incessant banging of a pile driver Thursday marked another day of construction in the replacement of the East Jefferson Street Bridge over Mantua Creek in Paulsboro - the setting of a notorious train accident nearly two years ago.
Just under half of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Christie’s job performance, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll – the latest to find that the governor’s ratings haven’t rebounded since Bridgegate.
WASHINGTON - There's good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton, bad news for Gov. Christie and President Obama, and strange news for Sen. Cory A. Booker (D., N.J.) in a poll released Wednesday.
TRENTON - A key New Jersey lawmaker said Wednesday that a statewide paid-sick-leave requirement for employers was a priority for this year, setting up a likely battle between business and labor groups.