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Panel Investigating Bridgegate Hires Counsel, Preps Subpoenas

One of the two New Jersey committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal in Fort Lee has hired a former federal prosecutor as its legal advisor, chosen its members, and is working on new subpoenas.

NJ Gambling Revenues Are Way Below Expectations

One billion dollars. 

The One Fresh Idea in Christie's State of the State

Gov. Christie reiterated at the top of his high-profile State of the State speech Tuesday that "mistakes" were made in the bridgegate scandal, but he then quickly moved on to offer a range of proposals, most of which he has pushed in the past.

It is Time Chris Christie Played the Humble Card?

What was supposed to be a two-week long victory lap has turned into the worst period of Chris Christie’s political career. He’ll try to right the ship today in his annual State of the State address. Watch it live now.

Feds Launch Probe Into Christie's Use of Sandy Recovery Funds

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the use of Sandy aide on the Christie Administration's "Stronger Than the Storm" advertising campaign.

The ads featured the governor at the beach with his family.

Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, thinks that was inappropriate because Christie ran for reelection ...

Political Fallout for Christie Continues

The New Jersey State Assembly is setting up a special investigative committee to look into the G.W. Bridge lane closure scandal as the political ramifications for Christie pile up.

Monday should have been the day that Governor Christie took a first step in the reshuffling of his administration in advance ...

Poll: Christie Still Popular with NJ Residents

A new poll finds Governor Christie remains popular with New Jersey residents in spite of last week's revelations that members of the Governor's staff played a direct role in the closure of local access lanes to the G.W. Bridge.

Thousands of Bridgegate Documents Released — Vulgarities Included

Thousands of pages of documents released Friday afternoon by New Jersey Democrats investigating Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal reveal new details about how the scandal unfolded.

NJ Mayors: Was Christie Getting Revenge on Me, Too?

Mayors in New Jersey say they're starting to consider foul play on behalf of the Christie administration in light of the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.

Christie Loses Pinelands Pipeline Vote

Some observers say the rejection of the Christie-backed gas pipeline could be a sign of weakened political strength amidst the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Will Bridgegate Impact Christie's Chances in 2016?

We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.

Christie's Quick Trip to Fort Lee—And a Mayor's Forgiveness

Capping off a dramatic day in the history of the Christie Administration, Mayor Mark Sokolich said not to blame the governor for the George Washington Bridge lane closures that snarled traffic in his town last year. "I'm a forgiving guy," said Sokolich.

Four Ways to Understand Bridgegate

Thursday was a tough day for Chris Christie, and a dramatic one. With the release Friday of hundreds of pages of new documents related to the Bridgegate scandal, the New Jersey governor can probably expect more tough days ahead.

Pay-Per-Charge Mobile Phone Kiosks in Hoboken

With so-called "Bridge-gate" dominating headlines in the state, it's hard to talk about anything else. But Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University gives it a try.

Pay-per-charge mobile phone charging stations coming to Hoboken? Mary tells New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the ...

Sandy Aid Distribution 'Not Perfect': NJ Official

A New Jersey official who oversees the distribution of billions of dollars in federal Sandy aid acknowledged on Wednesday that the state has made some mistakes in how it's handled the recovery process, but he said that much of the criticism it’s received is unwarranted.

Chris Christie's Lane Shift: From Sarcasm to Outrage

As the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal unfolded over the last six weeks, the man at the center of the storm started by shrugging it off. But after emails surfaced this week linking a top aide to the lane closures, the governor now says he's 'outraged' and is calling for ...

Christie's Exit from Global Warming Pact Challenged

Environmental lawyers argued before a New Jersey appellate court Wednesday that the state violated its own rules when it withdrew from a regional agreement with 9 other states to reduce power plant emissions.

Newark Mayor Says Gov. Christie Hasn't Responded to Requests for Help

Newark officials say the city will add 100 more police officers by the end of 2014. But Gov. Chris Christie has had nothing to do with that, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana.

More Bridgegate-Style Politics in New Jersey?

Another North Jersey mayor is claiming he's receiving political retribution from Trenton.

Jersey City's pension system could save millions of dollars — if New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney allows legislators to vote on a bill reforming it. The bipartisan bill already passed unanimously in the state assembly. But so ...

Does Super Bowl Math Add Up?

This year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is predicted to bring a half a billion dollars to the New York and New Jersey region. But economists don’t expect to see that kind of cash raining down on the Garden State.