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  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey residents with low incomes could see higher tax rebates under a proposal from Gov. Chris Christie being considered by the Legislature. The Legislature approved the measure Monday, one day before Christie is to announce his presidential campaign in northern New Jersey.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The owners of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure. Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed a deed restriction for the casino, which closed last September, preventing it from being used again as a casino for at least a decade. Trump Entertainment filed the deed Friday with...

  • Reaction to the Supreme Court's health care decision Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    Reaction to the Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding tax subsidies in President Barack Obama's health care law:. "Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law, after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court— the Affordable Care Act...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J.— A nonprofit organization that claimed it could turn gay men straight violated New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, a jury concluded Thursday in a civil trial that an attorney for the plaintiffs called "a momentous event" for LGBT rights. The jury said that Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, co-founder Arthur Goldberg and counselor Alan...

  • Atlantic City rescue bills approved, sent to Christie Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:44 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers passed a package of bills Thursday to help Atlantic City and its struggling casinos and schools, and sent it to Gov. The most important of the five bills approved by the state Senate would let Atlantic City's eight casinos make payments in lieu of taxes for 15 years, allowing the gambling halls to know exactly how much they owe...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— More than a dozen transportation and progressive advocacy groups sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to allocate more funding to NJ Transit so it can evade an expected fare increase. New Jersey Transit proposed earlier this year a roughly 9 percent fare increase as well as some service...

  • Bill to permit smaller Atlantic City casinos advances Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey is moving forward with its plan to allow smaller casinos in Atlantic City. The changes come as Atlantic City lost four of its 12 casinos last year. "High-end casinos with a price tag of $1 billion or $2 billion have gone extinct in Atlantic City, crushing the economy and forcing thousands of workers into unemployment," said Deputy...

  • Ex-Cendant chairman fails to overturn fraud conviction Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 23- A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to overturn the fraud conviction of former Cendant Corp Chairman Walter Forbes for his role in one of corporate America's largest accounting scandals. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected Forbes' argument that a new trial was warranted because newly discovered evidence from a...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The drama over New Jersey's spending blueprint is heading to Act 2, with lawmakers saying the Legislature's budget will result in Gov. Assembly and Senate budget committees approved the Democratic leadership's $35.3 billion plan on Tuesday, setting up votes in each chamber on Thursday. Republicans in the Legislature have guaranteed the same...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Three members of Gov. Christie announced Monday that Treasurer Andrew-Sidamon-Eristoff, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd and Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski will be departing over the next few weeks. O'Dowd first joined the Health Department in 2008 as chief of staff and was confirmed as its leader in 2011. Cathleen Bennett,...

  • Democrats' 2016 budget sets up battle with Christie Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Democrats who control New Jersey's Legislature are teeing up a budget showdown with Gov. They say it makes good on a 2011 obligation to pay $3.1 billion into the state's pension fund despite a state Supreme Court ruling that bolstered Christie's proposal for a $1.3 billion payment. To make up the nearly $2 billion disparity in the pension payment,...

  • Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting across Europe, many converging at an air show in Paris. Others traveled to Canada, South America and Asia. Since the start of 2014, governors have taken or scheduled more than 80 trips to 30 countries in their efforts to increase exports and entice foreign companies to expand in their states, according to a...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— As state lawmakers scramble to complete New Jersey's 2016 budget, residents are getting a glimpse of the more than 2,000 contacts made between registered lobbyists and state officials that are influencing the budget talks. The data show how lobbyists earned a combined $53.8 million in 2014 and suggest that a range of issues— from complicated...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Various Republican governors with an eye on the White House can point to tax cuts and other business-friendly policies they spearheaded as they enter the crowded 2016 presidential contest. Among the handful of governors and former governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination, only one- former Texas Governor Rick...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can cut $1.6 billion from state pension funding, removing a hurdle for the Republican presidential hopeful's national ambitions and giving some temporary financial relief to the state. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, bolstering the Republican's presidential hopes but still leaving the state with fiscal struggles ahead. Christie is battling to improve his record on the economy in New Jersey, where he has come under fire for his handling...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican's presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin Governor...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday reversed a lower court rejection of Governor Chris Christie's cuts to state public funding. The ruling could bolster both Christie's presidential aspirations and the state's tight budget. The state's pension system has about $83 billion of unfunded liabilities and was funded at only about 44 percent in...

  • Court rules for Christie in pension case Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Court rules for Christie in pension case

    Eamon Javers reports the outcome involving the state Supreme Court, in a case with big implications for New Jersey taxpayers and Gov. Chris Christie