More New Jersey Articles

  • Chris Christie renews call for pension system reforms

    Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay more for retiree benefits than it will for benefits earned by active employees.

  • The Left increasingly seeing regulation as crony protectionism

    Regulation is often the means by which politicians and incumbent businesses collude to amplify their own power and wealth at the expense of outsiders — including competitors and consumers.

  • Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey

    Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

  • Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Reform is the buzzword these days at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. What that means depends on whom you talk to. The agency has been on the hot seat since the disclosure of details about last fall's lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. Two Port...

  • 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...



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