Ex-Christie staffer to appeal bridge case to U.S. Supreme Court

A onetime staffer to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal her conviction in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case to the U.S. Supreme Court

On guns, California wants to be a model for states. Should that matter to Pennsylvania?

As state legislatures approve creative gun-control laws to get around federal inaction on the issue, some hope the ideas spread to other states.

On guns, California wants to be a model for states. Should that matter to Pennsylvania?

As state legislatures approve creative gun-control laws to get around federal inaction on the issue, some hope the ideas spread to other states.

Pledging ‘a new chapter,’ House Democrats hear pleas to address gun-violence crisis

Advocates pushed for the passage of a new universal background checks bill in the U.S. House and asked for other action to reduce gun violence.

Pledging ‘a new chapter,’ House Democrats hear pleas to address gun-violence crisis

Advocates pushed for the passage of a new universal background checks bill in the U.S. House and asked for other action to reduce gun violence.

N.J. Gov. Murphy enacts new rules for sexual misconduct investigations

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced changes in how the state handles sexual misconduct allegations following his administration's problematic response to a state worker's sexual assault complaint against a campaign official.

N.J. Gov. Murphy enacts new rules for sexual misconduct investigations

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced changes in how the state handles sexual misconduct allegations following his administration's problematic response to a state worker's sexual assault complaint against a campaign official.
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Indian American committeeman from N.J. wants apology from political opponent over ‘racist’ remarks

Newly-elected Chesterfield Committeeman Shreekant Dhopte said the campaign had been civil until Sam Davis, a George Washington impersonator, lost and then threatened to have "all the Indians" who voted for Dhopte prosecuted because they are not citizens. Dhopte said the remarks are hateful.

Ex-N.J. official claims ‘illegal’ votes by Indian immigrants cost him reelection

Sam Davis claimed “all the Indian people in Chesterfield” voted for his opponent Shreekant Dhopte in November and “they are not United States citizens.” He said Burlington County prosecutors were investigating and he couldn't “wait until those people” were fined. Democrats denounced his remarks.

Guess who’s not happy about New Jersey’s new $15 minimum wage? Local governments.

As New Jersey’s minimum wage has risen through the years and business owners have protested their rising costs, one class of employer has been exempt: the government. That ended Monday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed the latest minimum wage law.

N.J. Sen. Cory Booker launches 2020 campaign for president

Booker, the former mayor of Newark, hopes his message of togetherness can stand out in a big Democratic field.

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Here are 4 reasons Cory Booker could win the presidency, and 6 reasons he might not

Cory Booker delivers soaring oratory and has a message of unity, but some liberals are skeptical of his record and may want a more combative, crusading figure.

‘As surprising as the sun rising’: Reactions to Cory Booker’s 2020 campaign for president

"Congratulations and welcome to the race to one of my closest friends, Cory Booker!" said New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. "I'll be cheering you on — just, you know, not TOO hard."

New Jersey’s minimum wage to rise to $15 by 2024

New Jersey lawmakers passed legislation to phase in over five years an hourly minimum wage of $15.

New Jersey state senator flips from Republican to Democrat

State Sen. Marie Addiego says the party of Ronald Reagan "no longer exists."

The Democrats take charge in Burlington County. They want to dump the Pinelands chairman, stop the pipeline.

After 42 years, the Democrats are in the majority on the Burlington County freeholder board. One of their first goals? Tackle a controversial pipeline project in the Pinelands.

As Cory Booker eyes 2020, some liberals wonder: Can they trust him now?

“For the most part he votes the right way. He really went out there in 2018, went above and beyond,” said Rebecca Katz, a progressive political strategist. “But I do think progressives are wary of his record.”

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Trenton and Camden must ensure the state’s much-maligned tax incentives finish the job in the city

State tax breaks that have sparked a development boom in Camden have come under withering fire by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and others.

N.J. governor, lawmakers reach deal on $15-an-hour minimum wage

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democratic leaders of the Legislature say they've reached a deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024

They won swing districts, but most Pa., N.J. Dems are holding firm against Trump during shutdown

After President Trump's boasts about owning the government shutdown, even vulnerable Democrats feel little pressure to give ground in negotiations.

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