John Wisniewski

A man pumps gas in Washington Township, N.J. (credit: CBS2)

Debate Revs Up Over Raising New Jersey Gas Tax

The state’s Transportation Trust Fund, which gets money from the gas tax, is running out of money needed to repair potholes, bridges and more.

03/16/2015

New Jersey Assemblyman  John Wisniewski speaks at Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce event on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Wisniewski: Raise Gas Tax To Pay For NJ Transportation Projects

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski told Meadowlands-area business leaders Tuesday that the state must identify a dedicated source of funding for the Transportation Trust Fund.

03/03/2015

Twitter abuzz after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's hug with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on January 4, 2015 (Twitter via @ianbremmer)

NJ Lawmakers Discuss Possible Ethics Probe Of Christie Due To Relationship With Cowboys Owner

The co-chairs of the legislative committee investigating the Port Authority have discussed whether they want to look into the possibility of ethics violations stemming from the relationship between Gov. Chris Christie and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

01/07/2015

A man waits for a PATH train to depart at the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

PATH Train Riders Oppose Proposal To End Overnight Service

The suggestion to eliminate PATH service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights was part of a report from a special panel formed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reform the Port Authority.

12/29/2014

FILE -- The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Squabble Over Probe Of George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

The four Republican members of the Democrat-led legislative panel probing Gov. Chris Christie’s connection to the traffic jams unveiled their own 119-page report Monday, just before the panel approved releasing the group’s report to the public.

12/08/2014

Sayreville High School (credit: CBS 2)

Board Of Education Continues Suspension Of Sayreville High School Football Coaches

The Board of Education has continued the suspensions of the Sayreville War Memorial High School football coach and his staff, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Tuesday night.

10/21/2014

FILE - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Slams Legislative Panel Investigating Bridgegate

Christie accused committee members of being more interested in getting their names in the newspapers and on television, and he urged them to finish up their work.

09/18/2014

FILE -- Regina Egea, chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie, listens as the governor delivers his budget address in Trenton on Feb. 25, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Christie Aide: I Didn’t Alert Bosses About George Washington Bridge Traffic Jams

Regina Egea testified before a legislative panel that is investigating the closures.

07/17/2014

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

N.J. Lawmakers Slow Bridgegate Investigation, Yield to Federal Probe

New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they had planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.

07/16/2014

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Wisniewski: Phone Logs Cast Doubt On Christie Aides’ George Washington Bridge Story

The logs do not detail what was discussed between then-Port Authority Chairman David Samson and others.

06/25/2014

Salt water taffy (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Fifth-Graders Push For NJ Lawmakers To Name Salt Water Taffy The State Candy

An Assembly committee on Thursday approved a bill that would give salt water taffy the designation.

06/05/2014

Traffic drives across the George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City, on Jan. 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, N.J.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Announcement On Port Authority Reforms Canceled

A Friday news conference in Fort Lee, New Jersey, was scrapped little more than an hour before it was to take place.

05/30/2014

FILE -- The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Receive Subpoena On GWB Probe

New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered.

04/25/2014

Gov. Chris Christie delivers his 'State of the State' address in Trenton on Jan. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Chris Christie Was ‘Nervous’ After George Washington Bridge Scandal Linked To Aides

The notes show Christie pulled together key members of his government and political teams after the scandal broke.

04/14/2014

FILE -- George Washington Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Judge: Ex-Christie Aides Don’t Have To Comply With Bridgegate Subpoenas

Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to hand over documents regarding a plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee to retaliate against the town’s mayor.

04/09/2014

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