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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A package of bills to help Atlantic City and its struggling casino industry is being delayed by a standoff between its sponsors and Gov. Christie wants the state Legislature to approve and send him a package of bills aimed at turning around Atlantic City's struggling fortunes, a spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • March 26- New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Chris Christie on Thursday that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups. The legislation came after the Christie administration announced a controversial $225 million deal with Exxon Mobil Corp on March 5 over environmental contamination from two of its former New Jersey...

  • ATLANTA— In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Rand Paul slams "rotten to the core" propaganda forced on children by an initiative that has no curriculum at all. Even so, the 2016 GOP presidential prospects who are criticizing Common Core have a point— if an overstated one— when they dispute the notion that it is strictly a...

  • Moody's fears Atlantic City default after state report Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Wall Street is less than thrilled about what it has heard from emergency managers appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help turn around Atlantic City's finances. State Senate President Steve Sweeney says the report is making things worse by spooking Wall Street.

  • Bill would put Christie's tax incentives under microscope Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Details of business tax incentives like the $5 billion handed out under Gov. Chris Christie would have to be more extensively disclosed under a bill moving in the Legislature. In particular he has touted several companies' moves to Camden after receiving tax incentives.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The New Jersey Assembly may rebuke the Christie administration's handling of the state's medical marijuana program. Chris Christie's Health Department has placed "arbitrary and unnecessary" restrictions on the program. The measure says that 10 regulations enacted by the state Department of Health are contrary to the Legislature's intent...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The board that oversees New Jersey's nearly $80 billion public pension fund is moving ahead with an investment of up to $100 million in a private equity firm whose chairman gave millions to a political group once headed by Gov. The State Investment Council decided Wednesday to invest money with Denver- based KSL Capital Partners, whose chairman,...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A turnaround team tasked with reviving Atlantic City says New Jersey's struggling gambling hub must consider cost cuts, layoffs and longer bond maturities, but bankruptcy is not in the cards- yet. "Bankruptcy is not something that we are contemplating," said emergency manager Kevin Lavin on a conference call on Tuesday. Atlantic City's tax base...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Two emergency managers appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to turn around Atlantic City's troubled finances recommend layoffs and deep spending cuts, but don't foresee a bankruptcy filing for the struggling casino resort. Kevin Lavin, a corporate turnaround expert, and Kevyn Orr, who shepherded Detroit through its municipal...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The bill is growing for New Jersey's attempt to revive Atlantic City, its financially distressed gambling hub. The information sheds further light on how much New Jersey taxpayers will shell out for Governor Chris Christie's decision to appoint an emergency manager for the resort city, a move that was opposed by many including Atlantic...

  • NEW YORK, March 19- A New Jersey bill that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups moved to the full state Assembly on Thursday in the wake of a controversial $225 million deal with Exxon Mobil Corp.. A state Assembly committee released the bill, which was already approved by the New Jersey Senate. Governor Chris Christie, a likely...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Reacting to the state's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil, New Jersey lawmakers Thursday advanced measures requiring that more money from environmental settlements be used for cleanup and extending the time the public has to comment before it is approved. Democrats and environmental groups say the state accepted pennies on...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • New law allows direct sale of Tesla cars in New Jersey Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:39 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. The Palo Alto, California- based company markets its vehicles directly to consumers, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk protested the New Jersey regulations last year. "We're pleased that manufacturers like Tesla will now have the opportunity to establish direct sales operations for consumers in a manner lawfully in New Jersey," Christie said in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Any plans to commercially develop Liberty State Park would be subject to approval by New Jersey's chief environmental official under new legislation in the Assembly. That law established the Meadowlands Regional Commission and gave the new body authority to approve projects at the park. Sam Pesin, president of the Friends of Liberty State Park,...

  • Chris Christie, New Jersey has authorized more than $2 billion in economic development tax breaks since 2014. An Associated Press review of those tax breaks found that often they have gone to corporations with notable political connections. The aid has gone disproportionately to businesses in Camden, a beleaguered city of 77,000. Development projects in...

  • NYC officials, activists oppose ocean gas terminal Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Some New York City elected officials and environmentalists rallied on Monday against a plan to build a liquid natural gas terminal near New York Harbor and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto the proposal they deemed an environmental danger. Liberty Natural Gas wants to build a deep-water port in federal waters 19 miles off Jones Beach, New York,...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's state Senate has passed a resolution that calls for a judge to reject Gov. Chris Christie's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil. The resolution touched off a heated debate on the Senate floor between Democrats, who criticize the governor over the deal, and Republicans, who said the resolution could interfere with a judge's pending...

  • March 13- Revel Casino's hard luck continues after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rejected its agreement for a sale to a Florida developer for $82 million, marking the third failed deal for the shuttered hotel in New Jersey's struggling seaside resort of Atlantic City. Revel was one of four casinos to close last year in Atlantic City, which is struggling with a...