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Monday, December 31, 2018
New Jersey officials want to require the state attorney general to investigate all deaths at the hands of police. But the state's top law enforcement official says that will erode public trust.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Voters in four states have approved ballot measures to rein in partisan gerrymandering. In New Jersey, democratic lawmakers rejected a plan that would have given them an advantage in future elections.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Democrats are concerned they could lose a seat in liberal New Jersey even though incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez escaped federal corruption charges last year.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
New Jersey will be able to keep using a new system that eliminates cash bail. A federal judge Monday ruled in favor of the new system, against the wishes of the bail bonds industry.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sports betting has gone back and forth in court for a decade in New Jersey, the state central in the case before the U.S. Supreme Court last month. This week the governor signed a bill legalizing it.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
New Jersey has several Republican House seats Democrats would like to flip. In one, the Democratic primary involves a candidate who is moderate on gun issues and backed by party establishment figures.
Monday, November 06, 2017
A jury will begin deliberation in the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. The Justice Department alleges that Menendez traded gifts of a lavish lifestyle for government favors with his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
This fall in New Jersey and Virginia, Republican candidates aligned with party's business-friendly wing are campaigning against illegal immigration. The attack ads in both statewide gubernatorial elections claim their Democratic opponents wouldn't enforce immigration laws.
Monday, October 16, 2017
The defense phase of the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., begins on Monday. Prosecutors said Menendez traded government favors with friends in return for a luxurious lifestyle.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The corruption case is a major political fall for a man who made his name fighting public corruption. But prosecutors face an uphill battle at trial thanks to a recent Supreme Court case.
Monday, July 17, 2017
A few weeks ago, we asked five Paulsboro, New Jersey, residents to discuss politics over ravioli, roast pork and cannoli.
Monday, July 03, 2017
State offices were closed and employees were furloughed as New Jersey marked day three of its government shutdown. Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators are at an impasse over the state's $35 million budget. The governor remained defiant, despite taking heat for spending the weekend with his family at a state beach that was off-limits to the public.
Monday, July 03, 2017
Eleven states failed to pass a new fiscal year budget by last Friday's deadline. In New Jersey, that led to a government shutdown. The legislature will meet on Monday to try to work out a compromise.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Paulsboro is paying attention, because whoever follows Christie could make a mark on the small town of 6,000 residents — for better or worse.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Two former top allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received prison sentences for their roles in closing lanes on a bridge in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
New York’s and New Jersey's waterways are home to dozens of shipwrecks.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.
Friday, July 19, 2013
A court battle between Hasidic Jews and hipsters. A comedy superstar playing bluegrass music. A trip to Buenos Aires for a taste of tango. Those are just a few of the stories you'll find on New York stages this summer.