The Senate Ethics committee is looking at whether Senator Bob Menendez acted improperly when he failed to disclose gifts from a political donor who is under investigation by the FBI.
A federal judge presiding over the trial of City Comptroller John Liu's former campaign treasurer and a Liu donor has scheduled a conference in the high profile corruption case on Tuesday. The conference may shed some light on why the criminal case was delayed last week.
New Jersey is seeing an unprecedented wave of home improvement contractors from out-of-state, looking to cash in on repairing the tens of thousands of homes damaged by Sandy, according to state officials. The state's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning that failure to do some basic research could cost home owners dearly.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez heads back to Washington Monday as questions over his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a long time friend and major campaign donor from Florida, continue to attract scrutiny.
Ed Koch, the three-time mayor of New York, died this morning at the age of 88. His 12-year mayoralty encompassed the fiscal austerity of the late 1970s and the racial conflicts and municipal corruption scandals of the 1980s, an era of almost continuous discord that found Mr. Koch at the vortex of a maelstrom day after day.
Some 900 of New Jersey's shakers and movers ride the annual Chamber of Commerce train to Washington.
New Jersey state officials are beginning to discuss how to manage the spending of their portion of the $50.5 billion Sandy relief package that was approved by the Senate yesterday, and some officials are concerned there are not adequate controls in place to monitor how the money is spent.
The $50.5 billion dollar Sandy Relief package that passed the US House earlier this month, has passed the US Senate and will now head to President Obama's desk for his signature.
This week the Christie administration announced plans for events building up to next year's Super Bowl, which will be held at the Jets and Giant's MetLife Stadium. But the American Dream mega-mall is missing from the state's ambitious plans.
WNYC has learned that the $50-billion-dollar Sandy Relief bill will be voted on by the Senate Monday afternoon and it will be debated.
Boosters of the more than $50 billion dollar Sandy relief bill that passed the House last week say they can't say for sure just when the bill will be scheduled for a vote in the US Senate, although they expect it to come to the floor sometime this week.
This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed through major gun control legislation, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appointed a panel to study gun violence. This makes for complicated politics for Christie, who's running for re-election in a largely Democratic state, but has to keep in mind the prospect of a very partisan primary if he runs for president in 2016.
In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.
Last night, more than two months after Sandy devastated Coastal New York and New Jersey, the House finally passed a $50.7 billion aid bill for victims of the storm. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, discusses what's in the relief bill.
On Tuesday, the House is expected to take up a $50 billion dollar Sandy Relief package that is dividing the Republican caucus along regional lines.
This weekend, in several towns hit hard by Sandy in both New York and New Jersey, residents turned out at impromptu "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" rallies aimed at keeping pressure on Washington to pass the $50.7 billion dollar relief bill.
House lawmakers are filing multiple amendments that have the potential to sidetrack the $50 billion Sandy relief package ahead of the House vote on Tuesday.
Residents of Coastal New York and New Jersey are still feeling the aftereffects of Sandy more than two months after the powerful storm. President Obama signed a $9.7 billion Sandy aid package last Sunday, and Congress will decide the fate of another $51 billion aid package next Tuesday. Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, discusses the politics behind Sandy aid, and how victims are coping.
Governor Chris Christie joined local officials in Belmar on Wednesday to break ground on a project to rebuild that town's 1.3 mile boardwalk destoryed by Sandy.