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Christie Announces Support for Sandy-Stricken Small Businesses

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared Friday afternoon in the storm-battered beach town of Seabright to announce a series of measures to help small business owners get back on their feet.

NJ Facing Major Fiscal Crisis in Years Ahead, Panel Reports

New Jersey faces staggering long-term fiscal problems, with pension and health benefit liabilities, infrastructure, and other budget needs adding up to more than $200 billion in future program costs, according to a blue-ribbon budget study released yesterday.

Hoboken Mayor Seeks Aid from Congress

Sandy caused more than $100 million in damages to Hoboken, according to the city's mayor, Dawn Zimmer. She presented her case for federal assistance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Thursday.

Booker Says He's 'Considering' a Run for Governor

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said that he is considered challenging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his seat because of vast policy differences between them.

Analysis: Booker’s Political Fortunes

Newark City Mayor Cory Booker’s is a politician on the rise. The Democrat’s name is often mentioned for higher office, and this year he spoke at his party's convention. But some of his actions closer to home have been controversial, raising questions about his future prospects.

Mom And Pop And Hoboken: Portraits In Mile Square City

Frank Sinatra's hometown is swiftly morphing into a commuter hub. What does that mean for the longstanding business owners? It's hard enough to survive the economy, let alone Hurricane Sandy.

N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

Federal taxpayers will pay the lion's share of the restoration for the Jersey shore damage caused by Sandy. But since most of those who will benefit are private landowners on the shore, one N.J. lawmaker wants to prohibit the shore towns from charging access fees to their public beaches.

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 ...