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Monday, May 24, 2021
The "Super Flower Blood Moon" is happening early Wednesday morning, as a supermoon coincides with a full lunar eclipse. Here's how to see it.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Census results may be delayed because of the pandemic. That means states with big statewide elections in 2021 are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to redistricting.
Monday, August 03, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in New Jersey.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Officials have charged four people in connection with a local race in Paterson in May. While Trump says the case shows that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud, experts say it was easily detected.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Some cities and states across the country have restricted access to public records, citing a lack of personnel and a focus on public health during the coronavirus epidemic.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Rep. Jeff Van Drew is one of House Democrats who voted against launching the impeachment inquiry. And that vote appears politically popular in his closely-divided New Jersey district.
Monday, November 04, 2019
Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Lawmakers in New Jersey passed a bill to extend the statute of limitations for sex abuse to when the victim is 55, or seven years after they realize their abuse. The governor has indicated support for the bill.
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.