Chris Christie forms institute to talk politics
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who once told a heckler to "sit down and shut up," is forming a think tank to discuss ways to bring civility back to...
NJ approves $9M in tax credits to ‘Joker,’ ‘West Side Story’
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Tuesday approved roughly $9 million in film tax credits to a Steven Spielberg adaptation of "West Side Story" and a Batman universe movie called "Joker" starring...
Norcross to appeal dismissal of lawsuit against Murphy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An influential political powerbroker told a New Jersey court this week that he is appealing a judge's dismissal of his lawsuit over Gov. Phil Murphy's business tax credit task...
MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in New Jersey was the resistance to a protective sand dune project after Superstorm Sandy more fierce than it was in this well-to-do beach town just south of...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that ends that ends the cap on school superintendent salaries in New Jersey,
The Democratic governor signed the measure Friday....
Supreme Court to hear ‘Bridgegate’ appeal in 2020
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the 'Bridgegate' case in...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has informed federal officials that the state will once again oversee the process of resettling refugees.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have finally set an opening date for a massive retail and entertainment center in the Meadowlands.
The long-delayed American Dream project will open...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Chris Christie appointee who was convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal is set to be freed from prison and a former Christie aide won't have...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the case involving two former allies of ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal (all times local):
Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘Bridgegate’ case
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal involving two people convicted in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal (all times local):
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey called "Action!" on a new film tax credit program Tuesday, approving its first awards totaling $6.2 million for four projects, including a film starring Chazz...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected New Jersey's attempt to withdraw from a two-state commission that oversees the ports of New York and New Jersey.
The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date for when it will consider whether to hear the appeal of convicted "Bridgegate" defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Raising taxes on the wealthy and renewing an expiring business incentive program are emerging as top fights as New Jersey's budget deadline approaches.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have once again pushed back the opening date for a massive retail and entertainment center in the Meadowlands.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say a move by U.S. House Democrats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt does not...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey companies tied to an influential Democratic leader and awarded millions in tax credits demanded on Monday a chance to testify as part of a state task force's...
Murphy names fellow Goldman alum to chair EDA board
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is appointing a fellow Goldman Sachs alum to chair the board of the Economic Development Authority.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law two bills aimed at helping student loan borrowers facing financial hardships.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The latest on the resentencing of a former aide to ex-Gov. Chris Christie convicted for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme (all times...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The administration of Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to leave a state takeover of Atlantic City in place for the full five years that his Republican...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has reported to prison for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.
The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at...
NJ reaffirms official status of 2 Native American tribes
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has restored official state recognition for two Native American tribes.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced separate agreements with the Powhatan Renape...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined his co-defendant's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will pay a law firm assisting Gov. Phil Murphy's task force investigating tax incentives $395 an hour.
That's according to a copy of the agreement between the...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state workers would get 2 percent raises annually and the state would save $70 million in health benefits under a four-year, $120 million labor contract Gov. Phil...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A resentencing has been pushed back for a onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Resentencing set for former Christie aide in bridge scandal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be resentenced next month for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Bridge scandal defendant resentenced to less prison time
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called out his former boss Tuesday at his resentencing for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal,...
NJ lawmakers advance bill to pressure Trump to release taxes
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump could miss out on being on the 2020 ballot in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill now advancing.
Murphy seeks new tax credits, but lawmakers raise questions
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tax incentives that New Jersey enacted during Chris Christie's administration to lure businesses to the state are set to expire this year, and Gov. Phil Murphy wants to scrap his predecessor's proposals.
But his fellow Democrats who control the Legislature drafted the incentive programs that Murphy opposes and are skeptical about an audit the first-year governor conducted.
New Jersey OKs $20M subsidy for horse racing industry
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is back in the horse racing business.
The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in adjacent states that offer casino gambling as well.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Thursday providing $20 million to help boost racing prizes this year. Although the legislation calls for $20 million each year for the next five years, future subsidies will depend on how each year's budget shapes up.
NJ Transit settles back-payments with Amtrak for $182M
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Transit paid $182 million to Amtrak to make good on missed payments for use of the Northeast Corridor line, state officials said Wednesday.
NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced the settlement Wednesday at New York's Penn Station alongside Amtrak CEO Tony Coscia.
Ex-Christie staffer to appeal bridge case to Supreme Court
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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, according to recently filed court papers.
Lawyers for Bridget Kelly notified a judge last week she will petition the high court.
2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey’s post-Sandy dune work
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile (204-kilometer) shoreline.
Despite lawsuits from homeowners throughout the shore seeking to block the project, the state prevailed and much of the work has been done.
New Jersey eyes restoring subsidy for horse racing industry
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a measure Thursday that would restore government subsidies for the state's horse racing industry.
The state Assembly and Senate gave final approval to a bill providing $20 million a year for five years to the racing industry as it struggles to compete with out-of-state tracks that have casino gambling.
The bill now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
‘Bridgegate’ co-conspirator to be resentenced next month
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces resentencing next month for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Bill Baroni is scheduled to appear in court in Newark on Feb. 26, according to an order filed by a federal judge last week.
Opioid addiction now eligible for medical marijuana program
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday his administration has added opioid addiction to the list of eligible illnesses in New Jersey's medical marijuana program as part of a new push to combat the state's drug crisis.
Murphy, a Democrat, announced the change at Cooper University Hospital alongside Cabinet members and took the rare step of crediting his Republican predecessor Chris Christie for fighting the epidemic.
Q&A: Why are tax incentives taking center stage in NJ?
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy took aim at $11 billion in tax credits handed out under his predecessors, casting them as a failure and proposing new awards that cap how much the state would give out.
Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday.