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Analysts at Moody's Investors Service have again downgraded New Jersey's general obligation bonds, marking the third time the ratings agency has taken such action since Gov. Christie took office in 2010.
While in New Hampshire seeking to boost his presidential prospects, Gov. Christie said Friday that he did not consider himself wealthy.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Two former New Jersey governors were among the hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral of a man believed to be the state's longest-serving mayor.
New Jersey's highest court will hear the Christie administration's appeal in a case over funding of the state's pension system.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A judge has thrown out a legal challenge to a law requiring that certain employers in New Jersey's capital city offer workers paid sick leave.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's fire chief will collect nearly $13,000 a month in retirement even though surveillance video showed him dropping his pants at a security checkpoint.
Brandon Umba leaves months after Democrats take control of the town.
Months after being fired, Washington Township's ousted solicitor is contending in federal court that four members of the town council and two former councilmen, motivated by politics and power, conspired to wrongfully remove him.
Lawyers for Gov. Christie's administration argued Thursday that a state court lacks the authority to order the governor to propose a larger contribution to the public worker pension system.
The New Jersey Republican Party has spent about $240,000 this year on Gov. Christie's out-of-state travels as he prepares for a likely presidential bid in 2016, according to a filing made public Friday by the state's election watchdog.
While in New Hampshire seeking to boost his presidential prospects, Gov. Christie said Friday that he did not consider himself wealthy.
Analysts at Moody's Investors Service have again downgraded New Jersey's general obligation bonds, marking the third time the ratings agency has taken such action since Gov. Christie took office in 2010.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Two former New Jersey governors were among the hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral of a man believed to be the state's longest-serving mayor.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A judge has thrown out a legal challenge to a law requiring that certain employers in New Jersey's capital city offer workers paid sick leave.
New Jersey's highest court will hear the Christie administration's appeal in a case over funding of the state's pension system.
The public will have a chance to comment on Christie's proposed $225 million settlement.
TRENTON - The public on Monday will get its first chance to scrutinize the details of the Christie administration's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil, starting the clock on a legal process that will last at least a month and giving vocal opponents an opportunity to persuade a judge to kill the deal.
His lawyer says gifts were the fruits of friendship.
NEWARK, N.J. - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) foreshadowed the argument he hopes will save his career as he began his formal fight against corruption charges Thursday.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) is expecting a federal indictment Wednesday, according to two Democratic sources.