In the buildup to the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie and acting state Attorney General John Hoffman repeatedly told the public about the threat of human trafficking surrounding such a big event. Tragically, it turns out those warnings were prophetic.
Over the past couple of years, tolls have gone up significantly on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, as well as at Port Authority bridges and tunnels. Now, one New Jersey lawmaker is pushing a plan he believes will slow down or prevent toll hikes in the future.
Which laws are working in New Jersey to combat domestic violence and which laws are not? Three assemblywomen are hoping to find out the answer and that's why they're co-sponsoring a bill to establish a panel of experts to study the issue.
If legislation first introduced in 2012 was law in New Jersey today, elected officials such as Trenton Mayor Tony Mack - who was found guilty last week of corruption charges - may have been ousted a long time ago.
On Tuesday, community advocates told the state Senate Legislative Oversight Committee that the majority of New Jersey victims who applied for federal Sandy relief aid were rejected when they should have been approved. They blasted the Christie administration for lacking transparency in the process.
The Assembly State Government Committee took testimony Monday on the Christie administration's plan to privatize all toll collections in New Jersey. The panel's chairperson said she was left with more questions than answers.