- Christie embarks on TV blitz to gain campaign traction Updated: Aug-27-15 7:18 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie embarked on a TV blitz Thursday as he works to gain traction in his 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign.
- Tim Scott hosting Rick Perry at town hall in Columbia Updated: Aug-27-15 4:06 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rick Perry is the latest Republican presidential candidate to take part in a town hall meeting with South Carolina's junior senator.
- Maryland governor to host fundraiser for Chris Christie Updated: Aug-27-15 2:19 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to host a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential bid.
- Lawmaker sees opening for appeal of $225M Exxon ruling Updated: Aug-26-15 2:26 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - While a New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup at a polluted creek, which a state lawmaker says could open up a route to appeal the decision.
- Christie urges Booker, Congress to oppose Iran deal Updated: Aug-25-15 2:19 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - The Iran nuclear agreement is a bad deal and Congress should vote to block it, including an undecided U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday as he stood alongside Jewish leaders.
- Work already on new Hudson River tunnels has been costly Updated: Aug-22-15 12:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Buried deep under Manhattan is a $185 million hole in the ground, evidence that while politicians bicker over how to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, work on the project has been underway for years.
- A summer of pain for NJ commuters who rely on rails to NYC Updated: Aug-21-15 1:06 am
NEW YORK - The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America.
- For now, piano tuner can keep home New Jersey wants to take Updated: Aug-20-15 4:40 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - An Atlantic City piano-tuner doesn't have to abandon the three-story brick home a state agency wants to take from him until officials can provide reasonable assurances they will follow through with redeveloping the land, a state judge ruled Wednesday.
- Top South Carolina prosecutor hosting presidential hopefuls Updated: Aug-20-15 3:15 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's top prosecutor is taking part in a series of conversations with more than a dozen of the contenders seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
- Cuomo, Washington fight over Hudson rail tunnel funding Updated: Aug-19-15 11:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's dispute with the federal government over how to pay for a new Hudson River rail tunnel boiled over into a war of words Wednesday between him and President Barack Obama's transportation secretary.
- GOP presidential hopefuls gather for education summit Updated: Aug-19-15 4:05 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Six Republican presidential hopefuls are heading to New Hampshire to discuss elementary and secondary education policy.
- Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues Updated: Aug-19-15 3:08 am
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner distancing herself from the president.
- GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits Updated: Aug-18-15 2:28 pm
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota - Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.
- 2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail Updated: Aug-17-15 3:44 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat."
- Christie proposal to cut yacht sales tax could see vote Updated: Aug-16-15 10:52 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Would-be boaters in the market for a tricked-out 28-footer with high-end electronics, radar, underwater lighting and an engine with joystick piloting would have gotten a tax break under a bill the Democrat-led Legislature sent Gov. Chris Christie, but the Republican countered with his own proposal: slashing the sales tax on even the most modest of dinghies.
- NY's Cuomo reluctant to dig deep for new Hudson rail tunnel Updated: Aug-15-15 11:02 am
ALBANY, New York - He committed billions of dollars to overhaul LaGuardia Airport and build a new Tappan Zee Bridge - but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a wary approach to building a new Hudson River rail tunnel, even though the stakes could be even higher for the state and the nation.
- Tab to protect visiting governors and state officials rising Updated: Aug-14-15 7:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The cost to Florida taxpayers to provide around-the-clock security for visiting governors and other officials jumped in the past year, partly because of high-profile Republicans who were in the state to campaign for Gov. Rick Scott.
- Emergency response overhaul sought after Tracy Morgan crash Updated: Aug-12-15 6:06 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Federal safety officials who reviewed a highway crash that badly injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a friend were sharply critical of the emergency response to it and are urging the state to establish minimum standards, but prior efforts at reform have failed.
- Officials feud over potential new Atlantic City tax receipts Updated: Aug-12-15 3:38 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has not decided whether to sign legislation to help economically struggling Atlantic City, yet local officials have already begun arguing over potential tax proceeds contained in the measure.
- Schumer: New agency should plan, finance Hudson rail tunnels Updated: Aug-11-15 4:41 pm
NEW YORK - In a bid to create momentum for a massive overhaul of the crumbling passenger rail corridor between New Jersey and New York City, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday proposed the creation of a new nonprofit development corporation to plan and finance the project. He said none of the existing transportation entities operating in the region have the wherewithal to pull it off alone.
- Court: New Jersey's most dangerous city deserved police vote Updated: Aug-11-15 3:52 pm
New Jersey's top court ruled Tuesday that the public should have had a chance to vote on an ordinance that would have derailed the police department reboot in Camden, one of the nation's most crime-ridden places.
- Feds, New Jersey leaders to meet to discuss Gateway project Updated: Aug-10-15 7:37 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will sit down next week to discuss plans for replacing the century-old Hudson River tunnel crossing.
- Christie vetoes New Jersey Democrats' pension payment bills Updated: Aug-10-15 5:32 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday dismissed a Democratic attempt to make a $300 million public pension payment as "accounting gimmickry" and blocked another bill requiring quarterly payments to New Jersey's nearly $80 billion retirement system.
- Legal fees in Exxon case could cost NJ about $50 million Updated: Aug-08-15 9:32 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - More than one-fifth of a proposed $225 million settlement between Gov. Chris Christie's administration and ExxonMobil will go toward legal fees if a Superior Court judge approves the deal.
- New Hampshire voters assess GOP presidential hopefuls Updated: Aug-08-15 9:28 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A trio of televised events in the past week corralled the large and unruly field of Republican presidential hopefuls but brought little clarity to a cluttered field, even in a state that for months has been lavished with attention from candidates.