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New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Tax Hikes On Corporations, Wealthy; Christie Expected To Veto

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Legislature voted Thursday to raise taxes on companies and high-earning individuals while fully funding pension funds for public employees, but no one doubts that Gov. Chris Christie will veto the measure.

06/26/2014

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

N.J. Budget Committees Advance Bills To Raise Taxes On Corporations, High Earners

The New Jersey State Assembly budget committee on Tuesday night advanced bills to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, as an alternative to Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to slash the state’s contribution to public employee pension funds.

06/24/2014

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New Jersey Dems Seek To Remove ‘Weedman’ From November Ballot

Ed Forchion said the move shows the rising tide of pro-marijuana voters that a mainstream political party is worried that he could siphon off votes.

06/11/2014

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Policy Analyst Jeff Bell Wins GOP Primary To Face Sen. Cory Booker

Former Washington policy analyst Jeff Bell won a tight race Tuesday night for the GOP Senate primary nomination in New Jersey.

06/03/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news briefing during the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting on May 21, 2014 in New York City.  Appearing with Christie was South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. As Christie continues to move towards a potential 2016 presidential campaign, the ongoing bridge scandal and a New Jersey budget deficit threaten to undermine any campaign if he were to join the race.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Christie Blames Democrats For N.J. Budget Problems At GOP Governor’s Meeting

A defiant New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday shrugged off a mounting budget crisis and blamed Democrats for economic problems in the state that threaten to further taint his presidential ambitions.

05/21/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer leave after talking to reporters about the use of the “nuclear option” at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Drop Bomb On Congress, Go ‘Nuclear’ To End Washington Gridlock

On Thursday, Senate Democrats voted to deny Republicans the power to filibuster and block presidential appointments. It’s called the “‘nuclear option,” and it hit congress like a bomb.

11/21/2013

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Democrats Retake Mayor’s Office In Stamford, Conn.

Democrats on Tuesday night retook control of the mayor’s office in Stamford, Conn., with businessman David Martin defeating former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele.

11/05/2013

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images); Tom Suozzi (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880).

Pundit: Mangano-Suozzi II Is Turning Into The ‘Thrilla In Mineola’

The race for Nassau County executive is getting national attention. The county’s nearly 1.5 million residents have been known to set voting trends.

10/09/2013

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New Jersey Democrats Plan To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage After Election

Same-sex couples hoping to wed in New Jersey will have to wait a little bit longer.

09/23/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Dems Slam GOP Rival For Allegations Against Malloy

Connecticut state Democrats criticized potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and called for an apology Sunday, after he leveled several unsubstantiated conflict-of-interest allegations against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

09/15/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

No Vote For Bloomberg In Either Mayoral Primary

The mayoral candidates both Democratic and Republican have been casting their votes Tuesday, but you will not see Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a voting booth.

09/10/2013

Eliot Spitzer, Scott Stringer

New Poll Shows Stringer Ahead Of Spitzer In Comptroller Race

A new poll deemed the New York City comptroller showed Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer edging ahead of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

09/04/2013

Chris Christie Eating A Doughnut on 'The Late Show' (CBS)

Poll Finds Democrats, Republicans Can’t Even Agree About Food

A new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling found that Democrats favor bagels and croissants, while Republicans like doughnuts.

02/28/2013

Assault Weapons Found In Seaford Home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Senate Dems Acknowledge Tough Road Ahead In Push For Restored Assault Weapons Ban

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.

01/27/2013

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