More New Jersey Articles

  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    As citizens in the northeast flee high tax states, the region has lost its influence in Washington. It had 141 House members in 1950 but that's down to just 85 today.

  • AP: Mayor nixes tax break to save Taj Mahal casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor said Monday he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by billionaire Carl Icahn to buy and save the casino and its 2,800 jobs. Mayor...

  • Is this the worst person in America?

    Senior citizens lose their daily bingo games after a former senior home employee reported their "illegal" 10-cent bingo game to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs this past May.

  • Mother who made simple mistake will not be sent to jail

    Shaneen Allen, the Philadelphia mother of two facing three years in prison for mistakenly bringing her legally obtained firearm into New Jersey, will instead enter a pre-trial intervention program.

  • Transportation funding becomes New Jersey priority

    Funding for transportation projects has long been simmering as an issue in New Jersey. Now, it's coming to a boil. Last week, a coalition of business, consumer advocate and planning groups called for a new funding structure. Days later, Gov. Chris Christie nominated Democrat Jamie Fox to head...

  • Christie still faces challenges for 2016

    For New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the rain may have subsided but the storm clouding the Republican's once sterling presidential prospects has yet to clear.

  • Conservatives gun for Christie over liberal judge picks

    Conservative critics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are already out to block his path to the GOP presidential nomination, warning voters that he favors moderate to liberal judges over strict constitutionalists.

  • Paver to pay $177K in settlement with New Jersey after search led to Arkansas

    Hoffman TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The State of New Jersey recently obtained a $177,000 settlement in a lawsuit against Williams Asphalt Materials L.L.C., a former paving company that allegedly performed substandard work, according to an announcement by Acting Attoney General John....

  • Unemployment rate rises a tick in New Jersey

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly. The state Labor Department released its preliminary monthly report Thursday. The report finds that employment decreased...

  • Shaneen Allen may get justice after all

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain wrote a letter last week to Superior Court Judge Michael Donio that his office would review Allen's case, following criticism that he was treating her unfairly.

  • New Jersey reaches $190M settlement with Occidental Chemical

    Hoffman TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin recently reached a $190 million settlement agreement with Occidental Chemical for cleanup and damages related to alleged...

  • Booker donated $440,000 to charity in 2013

    Sen. Cory Booker donated more than 80 percent of his salary last year. Recipients of his donations include churches, schools, as food bank, the Dominican Parade and American Cancer Society.

  • Downgrades put Governor Christie's signature reform in doubt

    "[The pension agreement] was pretty much his signature accomplishment. Now that agreement, that reform is in tatters. It has basically blown up," said Gordon MacInnes, a former Democratic official.

  • Labor group complains about New Jersey investments

    A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign. The New Jersey AFL-CIO is asking the state Ethics Commission to look into State Investment...

  • Mom arrested for carrying licensed firearm slams NJ prosecutor who let Ray Rice off but is throwing book at her

    Allen was arrested last October after she was pulled over for a minor traffic offense and informed the officer she had a gun in her car and presented her concealed-carry permit.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...