Gov. Christie's Spokesman Testifies Before Federal Grand Jury In 'Bridgegate' ScandalDoug Burns, a former federal prosecutor not involved in the 'Bridgegate' scandal, said the U.S. Attorney's Office likely believes a closer look is warranted.
NJ Democrats Set To Merge GWB Traffic Jam ProbeThe Assembly and Senate plan to vote Monday to establish the joint bipartisan committee with power to subpoena people and correspondence related to the lane closings and abuse of power allegations.
Key Christie Administration Officials Among Those Subpoenaed In 'Bridgegate' InvestigationAn investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has ramped up. A total of 17 individuals and three organizations were notified Thursday that they'd be issued subpoenas.
N.J. Asks Appeals Court To Make Sports Betting Legal New Jersey officials say they want to shine a light on sports gambling by legalizing it, arguing in a U.S. appeals court that betting on games can't be eliminated but can be controlled.
New Rutgers Athletic Director Denies Allegations Of Past Abuse Julie Hermann was tapped for AD after a scandal surrounding the Rutgers men's basketball head coach led to several firings.
Governor Chris Christie Plans To Speak With Rutgers Officials Over HermannThe Hermann problem has popped up when many thought the worst was over, and that the Rutgers athletic department could start focusing on its move to the Big Ten in 2014.
With Legalized Sports Betting On Tap, NCAA To Move Championship Games Out Of N.J.The college athletic association said that it cannot host games in states where gambling is allowed in them. New Jersey plans to license sports betting as soon as Jan. 9.
Lack Of State Oversight Has Reportedly Led To Widespread Problems At N.J. Halfway HousesRoughly 5,100 inmates have escaped from the state's privately run halfway houses since 2005, according to a report. By contrast, the state's prisons had three escapes in 2010 and none in the first nine months of 2011.
Gov. Christie, Wife Seek Extension For Filing Tax ReturnsThe governor's office said the Christies have filed for a six-month filing extension, though it did not specify why it was sought.
Christie Pressed To Make NJ Supreme Court More DiverseGroups representing minorities in New Jersey have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie to make the state Supreme Court more diverse. The Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter this month urging Christie to use his next appointment to nominate a minority.
Officials Want Probe Of Elizabeth School Lunch ProgramThe action comes amid a report that a principal, the school board president, and a supervisor of custodians had enrolled their children in the free or reduced lunch program even though they don't meet requirements.