Latest New Jersey state government News

NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

Nov. 13, 2019 6:58 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has drumsticked up a plan to deal with flocks of wild turkeys that are ruffling some feathers in a Jersey Shore neighborhood. And it doesn’t involve them winding up on dinner plates in two weeks. The state Department of Environmental Protection will trap scores of...

New Jersey seeks to revoke Trump golf club's liquor license

Oct. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week formally sought to revoke the liquor license of one of President Donald Trump's golf clubs as a result of charges the club served too much alcohol to a man who pleaded guilty in a fatal drunken driving accident. The Washington Post first reported details of the...

Investigators: Outlaw biker gang growing at alarming rate

Oct. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A violent biker gang that is involved in illegal drug trafficking and considers women to be "below dogs" is growing in New Jersey at an alarming rate, state investigators said Wednesday at a public hearing. Pagan's Motorcycle Club, or the Pagans, which now has about 300 members...

Former governor stands by tweet comparing Trump to Hitler

Oct. 16, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman says she stands by a tweet she deleted in which she compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The Republican tweeted Hitler "has nothing on" Trump. Whitman's tweet was in response to reports that a violent parody video depicting a likeness...

Atlantic City mayor pleads guilty to stealing, resigns

Oct. 3, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s mayor pleaded guilty to stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball team and resigned from office Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of corrupt city officials so long that it spawned a hit HBO TV series. Frank Gilliam Jr. appeared in federal court in...

Lawmakers plan investigation in NJ Transit's 'failures'

Oct. 1, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers in New Jersey are launching an investigation into the state's beleaguered transit system. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said in a statement Tuesday he's setting up a committee to probe the agency over "continued failures and to develop an action plan to turn...

New Jersey buys 700th flood-prone home _ but none on ocean

Sep. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey says it has bought its 700th home under a program to acquire and demolish houses in flood-prone areas. But nearly seven years after Superstorm Sandy, not one of those purchases has been along the ocean. The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the...

Convicts in 'Bridgegate' asking Supreme Court to toss case

Sep. 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Onetime allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are making their case to the U.S. Supreme Court on why their convictions in the so-called Bridgegate case should be thrown out. In a brief being filed Tuesday, Bill Baroni's attorneys cite the overturned conviction of former...

Donor disclosure law dangerous, Koch think tank tells judge

Sep. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's new law requiring some political groups to disclose their donors is a "monstrosity" that could ruin organizations, lawyers for the conservative think tank founded by the Koch brothers told a federal judge Tuesday. But the state argued the June law is aimed at uncovering...