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Locals Blast JCP&L

More than a hundred people turned out Monday night in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, at the first of a series of public hearings by the state's Board of Public Utilities, as part of a review of how the state's power companies handled Sandy.

Christie Says Aid Request Allows NY-NJ to Use Funds How 'We See Fit'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Monday that he's happy with the roughly $60 billion that the Obama Administration has proposed for hurricane relief — even though it's a far cry from the $82 billion that the region requested.

NJ Governor Nominates 2 to State Supreme Court

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has nominated two people to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Ten Years to Rebuild Smarter, More Resilient Jersey Shore, Experts Say

It will take a decade to rebuild the Jersey Shore, and when it is done its economy may be different and there may be a much smaller population, according to a disaster expert who oversaw the recovery of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Public Gets Turn to Chime in on Utilities' Post-Sandy Performance

Last week, the state legislature weighed in on the post-Sandy performance of the power utilities. This week it's the public's turn.

On 'The Daily Show,' Christie Defends Relationship With Obama

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is hopeful that the federal government will give his state the money that it needs to recover from Sandy — and defended his relationship with President Barack Obama during his appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday.

Citing New Concerns About Costs, Christie Vetoes Health Benefit Exchange Bill -- Again

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the Legislature’s health benefit exchange bill on Wednesday, saying he wants answers to questions about the potential cost to the state of the exchange -- a key component of the Affordable Care Act.

Barrier Islands Gas and Water Update

The New Jersey barrier island communities hit hardest by Sandy won't see full natural gas service until after Christmas, while full water lines may not get installed until after the New Year.

Christie Vetoes State-Run Health Exchange Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation establishing a state-run health insurance exchange in line with the Affordable Care Act.

Christie Meets With Obama on Sandy Recovery

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie met with President Barack Obama this morning to press for money to help fund the state's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

No Lights, No Power, No ETA

The New Jersey Senate and Assembly are taking a hard look at the performance of state utilities after Sandy. Jersey Central Power and Light has come under fire after many of its customers were without heat and power for two weeks after the storm. Even before Sandy, JCP&L, got poor ...

Post-Sandy: Atlantic City Wants Its Tourists Back

A month after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey Shore, Atlantic City is back in business. Even though most of the casinos, restaurants and the famous boardwalk sustained very little damage in the storm, they're now suffering from a lack of visitors.

Trenton Zeroes In on Utilities

A State Senate panel used a public hearing to press the state's power utilities on the long outages that followed the unprecedented damage wrought by Sandy. The state senators on the Budget and appropriations Committee also questioned them about a lack of communication between the utilities and local officials in ...

Shifting NJ School Board Ballots to November Leaves Financing, Controversy Behind

Moving New Jersey’s school board elections to November was expected to raise the stakes of these historically sleepy races, but at least in this first year, the money didn’t live up to expectations.

NJ's Sandy Power Complaint Tally In

Jersey Central Power and Light  logged the most consumer complaints of the state's power companies in the aftermath of Sandy, according to statistics complied by New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities.

Living On Food Stamps: Newark Mayor Cory Booker Takes Up Challenge

The Democratic politician has taken up a challenge to live on $30 worth of food for a week. That's about what the average food stamps recipient in his state receives. It's part of a campaign to raise awareness about the struggles of low-income Americans.

Smart Grid, Meters, No Magic Bullet for Damage Done by Major Storms

In the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, some policymakers and legislators say the state needs to create a smarter power grid, making the system more resilient and quicker to recover from major storms.

In Bergen County, Problems Stemming From Sandy Surface During Panel

Many of the problems encountered in the aftermath of Sandy in the badly hit areas of Bergen County were explored Monday by the New Jersey Senate  Budget and Appropriations Committee.

JCPL Files for Rate Hike

Jersey Central Power and Light  is asking  regulators for a rate increase to cover costs from storm damage that pre-dates Sandy.

JCP&L Rate Hike Request Doesn't Cover Costs Piled On by Sandy

When Jersey Central Power & Light filed a rate increase request late Friday, it was modest by utility standards. It seeks only a $31.5 million increase, a proposal that would boost monthly bills for most residents by 1.4 percent.