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Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Moorestown, NJ - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Announces 1,200 Job Cuts

New Jersey plans to reduce the state public employee workforce by 1,200 jobs through layoffs and attrition early next year.


New Jersey Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell - File / Photo: NJ Assembly Majority Office

NJ Assemblyman Tells Gov. Christie To ‘Go To Hell’

A northern New Jersey assemblyman is having second thoughts after his Election Night remarks.


Dan Malloy shakes hands with supporters - Hartford, CT - Nov 3, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill and Tom Foley greets supporters - Greenwich, CT - Nov 3, 2010 - AP Photo/Fred Beckham

AP Recalls Nod For Malloy In Conn. Gov Race

Connecticut’s race for governor was finally over Wednesday night. Or was it? Democrat Dan Malloy has been declared the winner, but Republican Tom Foley is refusing to concede.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg(C) waits while voting at a public school November 2, 2010 in New York. Polling suggests a Republican win that would derail President Obama's agenda in the last two years of his term, potentially leaving Washington in political gridlock unless the president can find common ground with some of his fiercest critics. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT

Bloomberg Picked Winners, Losers In Election

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg often says he prefers to stay out of other candidates’ races for fear of picking the loser and angering the winner. But this year was different.


Thomas DiNapoli and Harry Wilson - File / Photos: DiNapoli 2010 for Comptroller, Wilson for New York

Fund Manager Concedes Loss In NY Comptroller Race

The Republican former hedge fund manager who challenged the Democratic incumbent for New York comptroller is conceding the race.


New York Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo delivers his victory speech at the Sheraton New York - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Michael Nagle/Getty Images

What’s Next For Gov.-Elect Andrew Cuomo?

Cuomo will get the chance to clean up Albany, following his resounding victory over Tea Party upstart Carl Paladino, who lost by a margin of almost two to one.


Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan campaigns for County Executive - Ramsey, NJ - Sep 11, 2010 - Photo: Friends of Kathe Donovan for County Executive

Republican Wins Top Job In Bergen County

Republican Kathleen Donovan unseated Democratic incumbent County Executive Dennis McNerney.


(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NY State Senate Control Unknown Amid Close Races

A wild night of seesawing race totals and margins as close as a single vote Tuesday have left majority control of New York’s state Senate uncertain, but with Republicans having a good chance of seizing control of the chamber.


Rep. Peter King is seen in New York City - Sep 8, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

GOP Takeover = More NY Homeland Security Funding?

The Republican takeover of the House makes it likely that Long Island Congressman Peter King will take over as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.


House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates the GOP's victory that changes the balance of power in Congress and will likely elevate him to speaker of the House, during an election night gathering hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Tea Party, GOP Change Makeup Of Congress

Republicans racked up dozens of victories. As of Wednesday morning they gained six seats in the Senate and 58 seats in the House, more than enough to give the GOP control of the lower house.


Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella - File / Photo: Borough of Point Pleasant Beach

Mayoral Recall Effort Fails On The Jersey Shore

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella will remain in office after voters on Tuesday rejected a recall question by a 919 to 735 vote margin.


Mayor Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Voters Choose 2 Terms For Officials

The limit had long been two terms but was extended in 2008 when Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided he wanted to run again.


Dan Malloy and Tom Foley - File / Photos: AP

Conn. Gov Race Goes Into Overtime

Republican Tom Foley was clinging to a lead early Wednesday in the Connecticut governor’s race, but many of the uncounted returns were coming from cities where Democrat Dan Malloy was expected to do well.


Eric Schneiderman (Photo/

Schneiderman Defeats Donovan In NY A.G. Race

Election returns show the Democratic state senator beating the Republican Staten Island District Attorney in the race to be New York’s next attorney general.