Latest New Jersey state government News

Diversity is 'crap'? Candidate says context is key

Jun. 16, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Republican running for an open U.S. House seat recorded in a video saying "diversity is a bunch of crap" and later criticized by Democrats, including Gov. Phil Murphy, and Republicans says it was taken out of context and that it's "un-American" to use diversity as a...

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

Jun. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia's football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on professional sports became legal in the state. The...

Airplane-towed banner falls in NJ, smashes car window

Jun. 14, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey's statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car. The banner fell under clear skies Thursday as the plane flew over the state's capital before hitting a black Kia sedan. It...

Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month

Jun. 14, 2018 10:38 AM EDT
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month.

The Latest: Gov signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's passing of tighter gun control laws (all times local): 12:15 p.m. New Jersey is enacting measures to tighten its already strict gun control laws. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the half-dozen bills Wednesday at the state's justice building in Trenton. The...

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation in Trenton alongside Democratic legislative...

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

Jun. 13, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short window to finalize the details and pass legislation. Pending proposals would...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...

State troopers use CPR to revive woman who stopped breathing

Jun. 13, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey state troopers used CPR to revive a woman who had stopped breathing. The troopers found the 56-year-old unconscious after her vehicle ran off the eastern spur of the New Jersey Turnpike in Secaucus last month. Video from a patrol car camera showed the troopers...

The Latest: Governor lauds letter targeting untraceable guns

Jun. 12, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's attorney general asking firearms companies to stop selling untraceable weapons, called ghost guns (all times local): 7:45 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has praised a decision by his attorney general to demand firearms companies stop marketing and selling...