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  • New Jersey's bond rating was downgraded this week over the state's pension contribution shortfall, marking the ninth time since Gov. So is the aftermath: The Republican governor's administration calling on the Legislature to agree to a second major overhaul of the pension and benefit system for public workers in five years. Meanwhile, the Democratic state...

  • ALLENHURST, N.J.— Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront. New Jersey is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider and add dunes to the project, but for now, they are not part of the Monmouth County work. New Jersey Department of Environmental protection Commissioner...

  • The lawsuit is a variation of previous complaints before Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson over less than a year. Jacobson agreed with the unions and ordered that the full payment be made; the state's appeal in that case is scheduled for arguments before the state Supreme Court in May. The state Attorney General's Office harkened back to a ruling last June to...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- By one estimate U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalize on a shift from traditional mediums like television. These firms- mostly small, partisan and based in Washington and surrounding suburbs- have grown in...

  • Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:17 AM ET

    MANCHESTER, N.H.— Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would confront the nation's "biggest challenges in an honest way." In a speech in New Hampshire, site of the...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- By one estimate U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalize on a shift from traditional mediums like television. These firms- mostly small, partisan and based in Washington and surrounding suburbs- have grown in...

  • The contract came under scrutiny after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, traveled to Texas for a Jan. 4 Dallas Cowboys game. The Cowboys, in turn, are part owner of Legends Hospitality, the company chosen to develop and operate the observation deck atop One World Trade Center. In the Bridgegate case,...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Thousands of state residents got bigger tax credits than they were owed, and the state could see millions of dollars returning to the treasury after the funds are recovered, the state comptroller's office said. "Our report identifies a gap in the oversight of property tax relief programs and it offers a clear solution for closing that gap," acting...

  • A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that Gov. Chris Christie's administration may not seize money that towns had set aside for affordable housing projects, the latest housing-related court ruling to go against the governor. A core part of their argument was that the state Council on Affordable Housing was not approving communities' spending plans— and...

  • Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington's dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms. He cast himself as an anti-establishment reformer who could break partisan gridlock and win new converts to the party, saying his fellow Republicans...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Tesla Motors has built a new showroom in Salt Lake City to sell its sleek electric cars, but no one can buy, drive or discuss prices there after Utah officials ruled it violates state laws about car makers owning dealerships. Jim Chen, the vice president of regulatory affairs for Tesla, said the company built the showroom in Salt Lake City after...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The price tag for cleaning up two petroleum refineries in northern New Jersey will cost Exxon Mobil much more than the $225 million settlement brokered by Gov. The Department of Environmental Protection posted details of the proposed settlement with the Texas- based oil company on Monday but did not outline what it plans to do or how much the...

  • Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid by saying he would stand up for individual freedoms that are being trampled by "the Washington machine." The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized Republicans in Congress and the...

  • A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    —September 2007: Revel Entertainment and partner Morgan Stanley file plans for a new casino and 3,800 hotel rooms. —July 31, 2008: A plane crash in Minnesota kills three executives of Revel Entertainment and its builder, Tishman Construction. —April 22, 2010: Morgan Stanley decides it is better to take a $932 million loss on Revel than to spend an additional $1...

  • Chris Christie, whose tenure as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has come under scrutiny from federal prosecutors, is retiring from one of New Jersey's most powerful law firms. The firm Wolff& Samson announced Tuesday that founding partner David Samson will retire this month. "After heading the firm and working relentlessly for 43 years,...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid that he said would highlight the conservative principles of reduced government and spending as he vowed to break up "the Washington machine." That puts him behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is considered a top contender...

  • Rand Paul: Washington machine 'must be stopped' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday morning on his website that he will seek the presidency.

  • Rand Paul sells 'spy cam blocker,' accepts bitcoin Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Rand Paul NSA webcam blocker

    Rand Paul, who just declared a presidential run, boasts a store that offers everything from a beverage koozie to an "NSA spy cam blocker."

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky built a national reputation on his willingness to challenge Republican orthodoxies. And the 52- year-old former eye surgeon who harnessed the anti-establishment energy of the Tea Party movement has been raising money for fellow Republicans, at times upsetting the grassroots activists who have made him a...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up a case contesting the Christie administration's payments into the state workers' pension system. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled in February that the state had to honor the 2011 promise like a contract and directed the administration to work with Democratic lawmakers to come up with...