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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Jersey sex assault victim wants college held liable

Jan. 8, 2019 4:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for a college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity "Date Night" party and then driven across campus and assaulted again asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to hold the public college liable. Lawyer Patrick J. Whalen argued that Ramapo College of New Jersey created...

Ex-governor fired as head of prisoner re-entry program

Jan. 8, 2019 8:06 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has been fired as the head of a nonprofit that manages Jersey City's job training and prisoner re-entry program. The board that oversees the program voted 5-3-1 on Monday night to fire McGreevey. That came after a meeting that lasted more than...

State employee sues New Jersey, man she accuses of assault

Jan. 7, 2019 4:28 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey employee who says Gov. Phil Murphy's staff botched the response to her allegations that a campaign staffer sexually assaulted her sued the alleged attacker and the state on Monday. Katie Brennan, the state housing finance agency's chief of staff, filed the suit in Mercer...

Ex-Christie aide backs off on appeals in 'Bridgegate' case

Jan. 5, 2019 3:00 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A one-time associate of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing off his efforts to appeal his convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. NJ.com reported Saturday that Bill Baroni's lawyers have filed legal papers with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...