One day after saying he would “put his name forward to be considered for the Democratic nomination in this year’s state senate race in New Jersey’s 7th Legislative District, Assemblyman Troy Singleton has received the endorsement of two prominent Democrats.
On Tuesday, State Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) announced 2017 would be her last year in office due to unspecified health reasons. She said she would finish her term, but wouldn’t run for re-election.Read more
- GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE
- U.S. SENATOR CORY BOOKER
- SENATE PRESIDENT STEVE SWEENEY
- JERSEY CITY MAYOR STEVEN FULOP
- ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOE DIVINCENZO
- NEWARK MAYOR RAS BARAKA
- SENATOR NICK SACCO
- SENATOR BRIAN P. STACK
- SENATE MAJORITY LEADER LORETTA WEINBERG
- CONGRESSMAN BILL PASCRELL
Anne Creter is accustomed to standing on the outside of major political events.Read more
The opening gavel of the Democratic National Convention isn't until Monday afternoon, but New Jersey Democrats got an early start on the festivities Sunday evening during their own kickoff reception aboard the famous Battleship New Jersey.Read more
New York could have become a more humane state for cats had two bills to ban declawing passed. The bills, introduced in New York’s Assembly and Senate, sought to prohibit declawing unless medically necessary to treat injured or diseased paws. It would have made New York the first state to ban this veterinary surgery.Read more
TRENTON — One of Burlington County's state lawmakers has penned legislation that could compel Gov. Chris Christie to reimburse the state for some of the costs of his travel and New Jersey State Police security.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-7th of Palmyra, introduced the measure Monday, citing published reports that taxpayers covered about $613,000 in bills for the governor's state police protection unit last year, bringing the total cost of Christie's security detail to $1.76 million since he took office in 2010.Read more
Despite new criticism from Democrats, Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t reimburse taxpayers for security details on out-of-state trips, even when he’s traveling for purely political reasons.
What makes Christie’s declaration particularly ironic is that the second-term Republican gained popularity early on for using his veto pen to reject questionable spending by government authorities, eliminating items as small as $37,500. And it follows a decision made by another governor who faced similar questions about political trips and ultimately decided to pay back taxpayers for his security costs.Read more
His endorsement gives front-runner Mr Trump a further lift before the 1 March Super Tuesday nomination contests. That’s the different between a governor and (senator) Marco Rubio. Well, Christie did Donald Trump a favor.Read more
Gov. Chris Christie may be backing Donald Trump in the Republican race for president, but key GOP leaders in Burlington County said they weren't ready to make the billionaire businessman their nominee.Read more
Democrats who control the New Jersey legislature are in talks to get a measure on the November 2016 ballot that would ask voters to allow casinos outside Atlantic City.
The move requires an amendment to the constitution, which limited gambling houses to the seaside resort at the state’s southern end nearly 40 years ago. State Senator Paul Sarlo, a Democrat from Wood-Ridge in Bergen County, said allowing gambling in other towns is crucial to reclaim tax revenue that has gone to New York and Pennsylvania.Read more