More New Jersey Articles

  • NJ unemployment rate inches up to 7.2 percent

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary data show New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up to 7.2 in March from 7.1 the previous month as the state lost 1,300 jobs. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department shows private sector employment declined by 700 jobs, but says that sector...

  • State economy showdown: Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Mike Pence vs. Chris Christie

    A new report that gauges the economic future of all 50 states could weigh on the 2016 GOP primaries by showing that low tax states such as Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin have a much better outlook than high taxers like New Jersey.

  • March NJ casino income down even with online boost

    New Jersey casinos brought in 15 percent more from online gambling in March over the previous month, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset the diminishing revenue from Atlantic City's long-struggling brick-and-mortar casinos. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Monday on casinos'...

  • Sandy stormproofing ideas coming from residents

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jersey shore communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are turning to their residents for ideas on how to guard against the next big storm. At public meetings, in volunteer committees and in an online survey, residents have suggested building bulkheads, installing flood...

  • Chris Christie pushes for arbitration changes

    Gov. Chris Christie is trying to build pressure on lawmakers to re-adopt a cap on raises for police and firefighters that arbitrators can award.

  • As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy. The position will become the first humanities faculty job to be funded with a $27 million pledge made three years ago to create named faculty chairs across a number of fields. The anonymous...

  • Jersey shore pizza owners accused of evading taxes

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a chain of landmark pizza shops on the New Jersey shore were arrested Thursday on charges that they failed to report nearly $1 million in income over five years and evaded $336,000 in federal taxes. Charles and Mary Bangle, owners of the Manco and Manco pizza...

  • NJ's largest paper, Star-Ledger, cuts 40 news jobs

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest newspaper is cutting about 170 jobs, including 25 percent of its newsroom positions, as it moves to consolidate operations and cut costs. The Star-Ledger reported Thursday on NJ.com that the cuts will mean the loss of 40 of the 156 newsroom staffers at...

  • Majority of New Jersey residents approve of Christie but remain skeptical of role in bridge scandal

    A majority of New Jersey residents approve of Chris Christie's job as governor, even though many of them still believe that he was somewhat involved in the bridge scandal.

  • Ex-New Jersey official convicted of corruption

    LAWRENCE, Mass. — The former chief of staff of ex-Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has been convicted of corruption charges. Leonard Degnan was found guilty Monday of bribery, conspiracy, soliciting a bribe and unlawful use of official position. He was found not guilty of extortion....

  • Chris Christie: Republicans don't get anywhere complaining about the mainstream media

    Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., turned down the opportunity to bash the mainstream media on Friday, when interviewed by Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Kelly pointed out, during a part of the interview aired on Friday, that there was an unprecedented volume of negative media coverage surrounding the...

  • Chris Christie: They love me in Iowa

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagreed with critics who suggest that the bridge-closing controversy in his administration has affected his ability to run for president.

  • Investigation commissioned by Chris Christie absolves governor of wrongdoing in Bridgegate

    An investigation commissioned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and carried out by attorneys close to the governor has absolved Christie of wrongdoing in the "Bridgegate" scandal, finding that he had no prior knowledge of lane closings ordered by one of his senior aides. A report published...

  • Chris Christie cleared of bridge scandal, but that's not how the left is framing the news

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was cleared Thursday of having prior knowledge of the George Washington Bridge lane closures that led to massive traffic delays in 2013.

  • Chris Christie: Marijuana is a 'gateway drug' that I will never legalize in New Jersey

    Christie said that he understood the argument for more revenue, but said that it was wasn't an "even exchange."



From the Weekly Standard

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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