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N.J. gets $132M from U.S. government for homeland security projects

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerA November 2008 file photo of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Lautenberg said $37.3 million will be spent on ...

Former Tyco board member Frank Walsh settles N.J. lawsuit for $5.6M

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- A former board member at Tyco International has agreed to pay $5.6 million to settle a state lawsuit, officials announced today. Frank ...

Flags will fly half-staff in N.J. Tuesday to honor fallen soldier

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Flags at all New Jersey state buildings will be flown at half-staff Tuesday in recognition of a fallen soldier with ties to the Garden ...

Corzine, Christie spar over health screenings in N.J. governor's race

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- While the nation grapples with controversial proposals to reform its health care system, the candidates for governor in New Jersey are ...

N.J. launches 'transparency' website that tracks state spending

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey taxpayers can now more easily track how the state spends money using a Web site Governor Corzine has launched during his fin...

Sheila Oliver becomes first African-American female speaker of N.J. Assembly

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Sheila Oliver became New Jersey's first black female Assembly Speaker this afternoon at a swearing-in ceremony at the Trenton War Memor...

N.J. panel approves bill requiring state workers to live in state

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AP Photo/Mel EvansAssembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman spoke about her advocacy for better services for New Jersey inmates and their fam...

Proposal to install cooling towers at Oyster Creek nuclear plant put on hold

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AP Photo/Asbury Park PressA 1998 file photo of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station is shown in Lacey Township. TRENTON -- A proposal to re...

N.J. law aims to protect foreign-born women from human trafficking

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerA file photo of Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset).TRENTON -- A new law in New Jersey seeks to protect foreign...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Christie says he would loosen N.J.'s business travel policy

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Republican Chris Christie said top New Jersey officials would have more leeway for business travel -- with taxpayers footing the bill -...

N.J. gubernatorial candidates Gov. Corzine, Daggett, Christie spar in TV forum

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, left, greets Republican challenger Chris Christie as Independent candidate Chris Dagge...

N.J. approves $121M in special aid to distressed cities

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Frank H. Conlon/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Gov.-elect Chris Christie at a Statehouse press conference on Tuesday. New Jersey has approved $121 mill...

Federal monitors give largely positive marks for N.J. child welfare

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Children in New Jersey's child welfare system are safer and many are kept with their brothers and sisters when they enter foster care, ...

N.J. lead poisoning proposal could save $27M in social costs, study says

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey could save as much as $27 billion in costs to society by keeping children free of lead poisoning, a report released today sa...

N.J. Assembly advances palimony bill prohibiting oral agreements

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerA June 2008 photo of Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll during an Assembly session at the Statehouse.TRENTON -- New J...

Independent candidate Daggett tells Rudy Giuliani to stay out of N.J. politics

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Independent candidate Chris Daggett has a message for former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani: Get out of town. Giuliani told the New ...

GOP NJ governor candidate's spending questioned

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON, N.J. — Travel records show the Republican candidate for New Jersey governor frequently exceeded federal spending guidelines on business travel while he was U.S. attorney.

The records were obtained by the campaign of Chris Christie's opponent, Gov. Jon Corzine, under the Freedom of Information Act. The campaign gave them to The Associated Press.

Christie exceeded the hotel allowance on 15 of 16 business trips last year. Vouchers show taxpayers occasionally paid for five-star hotels topping $400 a night.

Christie has campaigned on a platform of ethical integrity and cutting government waste. He says he stayed in more expensive hotels when government rates weren't available and completed paperwork justifying the expenses.

N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney gets first run as acting governor

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey's latest Senate president has quickly become acting governor. Steve Sweeney took over the leadership post Tuesday and he bec...

N.J. lawmakers approve bill giving amnesty period for drivers to pay fines without interest

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey lawmakers voted today to use a carrot-and-stick approach to entice problem drivers to pay their fines. For 60 days, drivers ...

NJ gay marriage advocates plan Trenton rally to urge lawmakers' vote

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Gay rights advocates in New Jersey plan to rally in Trenton today as part of their last-chance effort to persuade lawmakers to legalize...

SWINE FLU: New Jersey Identifies 5 Probable Cases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey health officials say they've identified five probable cases of swine flu in people who recently traveled to Mexico an...