N.J. Lawmakers Pass Tax Hikes On Corporations, Wealthy; Christie Expected To VetoThe 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.
Christie Demands Changes To Bill Extending Police, Firefighter Arbitrator-Award Pay Cap IncreasesNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a quick conditional veto Thursday, so as to make major changes to a bill passed by lawmakers to extend the cap on arbitrator-awarded pay increases for police and firefighter unions.
New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Ban On Some Laser PointersThe New Jersey State Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban the sale of certain powerful laser pointers.
Booker, Buono Team Up To Call For Gun Control In New JerseyNewark Mayor Cory Booker and Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono have teamed up to urge state lawmakers to pass gun control legislation.
New Jersey State Senate Proposes Swipe Cards For Gun Background ChecksThe proposal is different than those made by the New Jersey Assembly, but now, the state Senate has released its gun control legislation.
Boy Scarred In Iraq On L.I. For Medical TreatmentYoung Abdin Hadi was injured as a toddler when a car bomb exploded, sending a live wire across his face which left him severely scarred. A group of non-profit agencies has brought him and his family to Long Island for treatment by a plastic surgery group.
Carl Lewis To Announce His 'Political Plans' In NJOlympic gold medalist Carl Lewis is planning to announce his "political plans" in New Jersey.
Patients Slam NJ's Proposed Medical Marijuana RulesMedical marijuana advocates say the regulations New Jersey has proposed for medical pot don't make sense for businesses, patients or doctors.
Businesses Still Suffering Amid 2nd Ave. Subway WorkThe first phase of the 2nd Avenue subway project is expected to last until 2016.
Three Races Undecided On Long IslandSome of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.
Young Rockland Senator-Elect Says Age Not ProblemGo ahead. Talk about how young State Senator-Elect David Carlucci is.
NY Senate, Assembly Face Rare Election UncertaintyThe flow of $200,000 of campaign cash last week alone to Democratic Senate leader John Sampson shows the quiet effort to maintain the Democrats' one-vote majority in that chamber.
Budget Data For More N.J. Towns May Soon Go Online
Feds: Monserrate Used Charity To Fund CampaignHiram Monserrate, the disgraced Queens politician who was expelled from the state Senate after an assault conviction, is accused of funding his 2006 campaign with charity money.
Gov. Paterson Calls Legislature Back To Cap TaxesPaterson proposed to cap the annual growth of local school and government taxes, which were among the highest in the nation.