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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts and the city of Atlantic City have reached a deal to let the city collect unpaid taxes.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Both Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the lawmakers' budget analyst say the New Jersey's budget revenue is on track early in the fiscal year that started July 1, even though money coming in from casinos and the lottery is behind expectations.
UNION, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built, multimedia conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey's red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office Monday as the program's most ardent critic locked horns with a mayor who wants to keep the cameras rolling.
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.
The group running it fell short of revenue even after it was allowed to reduce its target.
Three months after Illinois declared the first privately run U.S. state lottery a failure, New Jersey's similar experiment is faltering, endangering a program that supports schools and the disabled.
New Jersey is on target to meet its revenue projections for the fiscal year that began July 1, but the ghosts of budgets past are firm reminders that much can change in the months ahead.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts and the city of Atlantic City have reached a deal to let the city collect unpaid taxes.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Both Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the lawmakers' budget analyst say the New Jersey's budget revenue is on track early in the fiscal year that started July 1, even though money coming in from casinos and the lottery is behind expectations.
UNION, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built, multimedia conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey's red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office Monday as the program's most ardent critic locked horns with a mayor who wants to keep the cameras rolling.
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 - 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.