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Why Northeast Priorities Take a Backseat in Congress

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut lawmakers often have to fight for local needs — even popular ones.

Casinos, Guns & Pension Funds: NJ's Legislative Session Winds Down

NJ lawmakers move to pass a variety of measures to expand gambling to North Jersey and stabilize the state's shaky pension fund as the legislative session winds down.

Christie's Bridgegate Lawyers Engaged in 'Gamesmanship,' Judge Says

Federal Judge Susan Wigenton said taxpayers were promised a transparent investigation and instead got "opacity."

Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer Is Raising Money For 'Christie 2016' Presidential Bid

An attorney for the taxpayer-funded internal investigation that exonerated Governor Christie is holding a fundraiser in Los Angeles. 

Dirty Little Secrets: Leaky Tanks Cause Big Headaches for NJ Homeowners

The price tag for dealing with tainted soil at a home in Teaneck has cost $600,000 — and the property is still polluted with leaked heating oil.

Dirty Little Secrets: New Jersey’s Poorest Live Surrounded by Contamination

An investigation by WNYC finds most of the state’s poorest residents are living within a mile of a contaminated site, and there's no plan in place to clean it up.

Dirty Little Secrets: New Jersey Is Just a Storm Away from a Major Toxic Mess

Despite toxic spills during Sandy, New Jersey has done little to require oil and gas companies to prepare for rising sea levels and storms. And that inevitably spells trouble. 

Why Does Lead Poisoning Still Afflict Tens of Thousands of Kids in New Jersey?

Childhood lead poisoning is entirely preventable, but it lingers in the Garden State.

New Jersey Democrats Fail To Override Christie Gun Veto

Republican lawmakers switched their vote on a gun control measure that passed both houses of the legislature unanimously in June.

Christie Researching Options on Syrian Refugees

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expects to know by Wednesday what his options are for refusing Syrian refugees.

NJ Hospital Tax Ruling Sends Ripples Throughout Garden State

While towns ponder generating revenue by taxing local facilities, nonprofit hospitals and their legislative advocates push statewide legislation.

Chris Christie's Foreclosure Crisis

New Jersey has the highest rate of foreclosures in the country, but the governor says it isn't his fault.

Bridgegate Defendants: Christie's Team Hiding Thousands of Documents, Including Christie Emails

On the presidential trail, Chris Christie is accusing Hillary Clinton of hiding emails.  In court papers, his former staffers says he's doing the same thing.

More Legal Woes for United

Already in legal hot water over a Port Authority bribery probe, the nation's third largest airline is now charged with hiking fares due to its near-monopoly control. 

Alone and Isolated, the Punishment Piles on for Immigrant Detainees

A WNYC investigation reveals that immigrant detainees in New Jersey are sent to solitary confinement for non-violent and, at times, perplexing reasons.

Christie: Bad Week for the Governor is Good Week for the Candidate

Democrats increased their majority in the New Jersey state legislature. Meanwhile, Christie's presidential campaign is having its best week yet. 

Christie Back in NJ for Government — and Presidential Politicking

The governor visited Camden Monday to tout his criminal justice record — and run for president. 

Obama, Booker to Spotlight Prisoner Reentry Efforts in Newark

Criminal justice reform has been at the top of Sen. Booker's agenda since he left Newark in 2013. Now he returns to highlight the federal government's increased focus on recidivism.

Sen. Booker and Mayor Baraka Share Stage with Obama in Newark

The former rivals will bury the hatchet (for a day, at least) and appear with President Obama to discuss criminal justice reforms.

Christie Loses Black Supporters in NJ Over Comments on 'Black Lives Matters'

Christie's comments play on the presidential stage, but not in New Jersey.