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New Jersey Bets on Online Gambling

Online gambling starts in the Garden State this month. 

Christie Makes First Stop on Way to Presidential Campaign

Fresh off his re-election victory, Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Arizona Tuesday to take on an additional job: chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

$5-Billion On The Way

Another $5-billion of aid money is on its way to New Jersey, New York and other Sandy-affected states. And environmental and housing advocacy groups are applauding federal provisions they feel will ensure more transparency and sustainability in how the money is spent.

New Jersey Allows Non-Violent Offenders to Safely Surrender

Hundreds of people with arrest warrants lined up in the rain in Jersey City Thursday to turn themselves in through New Jersey's "safe surrender" program. 

Christie Speaks to Press for First Time in Two Months, Dodges Questions

Gov. Chris Christie took questions from the media for the first time in two months today. But he would not say what his legislative priorities are for his second term. 

New NJ Min Wage Hikes: Good for Workers; Bad for the Economy?

Gov. Chris Christie won re-election by about 60 percent. Voters simultaneously approved an economic measure he vehemently opposed by about the same margin. It will raise the state's hourly minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25.

Gov. Christie's Right Back in Campaign Mode

Fresh off his 20-plus point win in Tuesday's election, many say Governor Chris Christie is right back in campaign mode — this time, for a run for the White House in 2016. Maggie Haberman, senior political writer for Politico, said the Republican is very good at capturing and leveraging national ...

Christie Cruises To Victory

Governor Chris Christie was re-elected in New Jersey Tuesday night with 60 percent of the votes.

The race was called for Governor Christie a minute after the polls closed. At his election night party - on the boardwalk in Asbury Park - the Republican Governor walked out with his arms ...

Companies Wary of Affordable Care Act Plans for Small Businesses

Small businesses who offer insurance appear to be sticking with what they have rather than venture out into the Affordable Care Act marketplace. 

Christie Re-Elected as NJ Governor

The Associated Press called the race Tuesday as soon as the polls closed, based on interviews with voters as they left polling places.

NJ Mall Shooter Didn't Want to Hurt Anyone but Himself, Say Authorities

Authorities say they do not believe the alleged gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall Monday night wanted to hurt other people.

Updated: Paramus Mall Shooter Found Dead

Update: Authorities say they have found the body of the suspected gunman who opened fire late Monday night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Northern New Jersey. The body was found in an area under construction and inaccessible to the public. The Bergen County Prosecutor says the alleged shooter, ...

What's with the No-Show Storm Czar?

The guy appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to direct New Jersey's recovery from Sandy doesn't make public appearances or take calls from the press.

Christie Runs on Rocky Economic Record

Gov. Chris Christie is making his case for re-election, in part, by portraying himself as a savior of New Jersey's economy. Here's an examination of his biggest economic development program.

Just Your Average 10-Foot High Neighborhood Totem Pole

A totem pole. In Chatham. Right there on Edgewood Road.

As part of our "one-year-after-Sandy" coverage we have a story about a New Jersey artist who saw a golden opportunity in his Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. That damaged tree? Surely it's a future totem pole.

NJ Election Spending Highest Ever

Independent special interest spending in Tuesday's election in New Jersey is more than twice its previous all-time high.

Why a Vote for Christie Could Mean You're Voting in Guadagno as Governor

Gov. Chris Christie hasn't held a press conference in six weeks. His second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, hasn't had one in five months. Her campaign refuses to let her sit down for an interview and yet she could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey.

 

Tracking the Federal Sandy Aid Money One Year Later

The Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency funding request to Congress last December stated that part of the money for recovery and rebuilding should be used "to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, as well as impacts associated with a ...

No Plan in New Jersey for Long Term Sea Level Rise

Coastal states throughout the region are coming up with strategies to prevent flooding from sea level rise in the next century. Except in New Jersey.  And that has planners and environmentalists alarmed.

Inside the First Gay Weddings in New Jersey

The first same-sex couples got married in various cities across New Jersey just after the stroke of midnight, Monday. Listen to the ceremonies, cake cutting ... and protesters.