Latest New Jersey state government News

Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday. Murphy, who is entering his second year in office after...

The Latest: GOP leaders fault Murphy on taxes, affordability

Jan. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's state of the state address (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Republican legislative leaders say Gov. Phil Murphy's first state of the state address failed to address the state's high taxes and poor affordability. Assembly Minority Leader Jon...

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

Jan. 14, 2019 11:46 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said. Several officers fired at William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, the...

The Latest: Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead

Jan. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the resolved hostage situation at UPS facility (all times local): 5:10 p.m. New Jersey's attorney general says the armed man who burst into a UPS facility and took two female workers hostage was shot and killed by police after he exited the building with both...

Top law enforcement official probes tax incentive programs

Jan. 14, 2019 2:10 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top law enforcement official says he plans to investigate after a state audit raised questions about how billions in tax incentives were awarded. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement Monday there were still many questions surrounding the Economic Development...

Decision ending court order in GOP voting rights case upheld

Jan. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to re-impose restrictions on Republican National Committee voter activities set in motion decades ago by a New Jersey gubernatorial race. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision by U.S. District Judge John Vazquez ending a...

Audit faults NJ agency for lack of tax credit oversight

Jan. 9, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new state audit says the New Jersey agency responsible for awarding billions of dollars in tax credits if companies created or retained jobs failed to determine if those benchmarks were met. The state comptroller's office released the audit Wednesday as required by Democratic Gov....

Suit attacking Super Bowl ticket policies meets court defeat

Jan. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EST

Super Bowl tickets don't figure to get any easier to come by — or any cheaper, probably — after a court ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by a fan against the National Football League. New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that the NFL didn't violate state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing...

1st child death associated with flu reported in New Jersey

Jan. 9, 2019 12:20 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State health officials have confirmed the first death of a New Jersey child associated with the flu this season. The state Department of Health announced Tuesday the child from central New Jersey died in late December. The department did not release additional information about the...

New details in New Jersey government sex assault case emerge

Jan. 8, 2019 8:11 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chief of Gov. Phil Murphy's transition said Tuesday he learned about a state worker's allegations she was sexually assaulted by a campaign official before the official was hired to work in the administration. That and other details emerged during a marathon legislative hearing...