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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Senate Democrats plan to move forward with an override vote of Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and are rejecting a Republican compromise measure.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A new poll finds New Jerseyans less supportive of expanding casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, and less likely to support a nationwide repeal of a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's tight budget could affect the state's snow removal funding.
More than a dozen public-sector unions said Tuesday that they would sue Gov. Christie over his proposed payment to the pension system for public workers for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - School officials in a southern New Jersey town are proposing its first tax increase in at least 20 years.
OXON HILL, Md. - Gov. Christie played up his pugnacious side as he appealed to a conference of conservative activists Thursday, pushing back against the idea that his presidential chances were faltering in the face of early momentum by rivals.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have assailed a proposed court settlement of about $250 million between Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Exxon Mobil in an oil and chemical contamination case in which the state originally sought nearly $9 billion.
FAIR LAWN, N.J. - Gov. Christie took his call for a pension system overhaul to Bergen County on Wednesday, but no one asked questions on that topic during the town-hall-style forum.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New efforts to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey appear to have stalled.
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) - The city council in one of New Jersey's best-known beach towns demoted the police chief and one newly elected council member resigned in protest in a turbulent public meeting.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Senate Democrats plan to move forward with an override vote of Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and are rejecting a Republican compromise measure.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A new poll finds New Jerseyans less supportive of expanding casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, and less likely to support a nationwide repeal of a federal ban on sports betting in all but four states.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's tight budget could affect the state's snow removal funding.
New Jersey has reached a $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil Corp. over the oil giant’s decades-long contamination of 1,500 acres of land, the state’s acting attorney general said Thursday, a deal that faces fierce opposition among Democrats and environmentalists who wanted the state to stand by its demand for billions in damages.
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - School officials in a southern New Jersey town are proposing its first tax increase in at least 20 years.
New Jersey lawmakers plan a hearing and a lawsuit over a settlement that the Christie administration has reportedly reached with ExxonMobil Corp. in a years-long legal battle over the company's discharge of hazardous materials onto 1,500 acres of state land.
The Evesham Township Council addressed a growing controversy Tuesday over its refusal to answer questions from the public by criticizing reporters and then continuing its silence.
More than a dozen public-sector unions said Tuesday that they would sue Gov. Christie over his proposed payment to the pension system for public workers for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Rich DiFolco, one of two candidates endorsed last month by the Burlington County Republican Committee for two open seats on the county freeholder board, has dropped out of the race.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating is at its lowest level ever recorded by a Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll.