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  • NJ jobless rate inches down to 9.8 percent Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey's unemployment rate ticked down a notch to 9.8 percent in September, even as the state shed 1,200 jobs for the month.

  • NJ voters may be asked to decide minimum wage hike Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- A New Jersey Senate panel narrowly passed a resolution Monday that would ask voters to approve a minimum wage increase next year along with automatic yearly adjustments.

  • NJ plans to start licensing sports bets in January Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    The NCAA announced Monday that it would find new hosts for five championships scheduled to be held in New Jersey next year.

  • NJ Senator: Take politics out of minimum wage hike Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says minimum wage increases should not be decided by politicians. It would ask voters to raise the wage by $1, to $8.25 per hour, and tie yearly increases to national economic data, called indexing. The Gloucester County Democrat says he decided to try to amend the constitution after Gov.

  • Building on momentum, Romney renews push for Ohio Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    AKRON, Ohio-- Republican Mitt Romney is making a fresh bid for Ohio voters, trying to use post-debate momentum to make up ground in a state that has been a mainstay of GOP presidential candidates and could help President Barack Obama hold onto the White House. We're going to do it here in Ohio. "

  • NJ clears way for portable gambling devices in AC Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- New Jersey has cleared the way for casino patrons to gamble on their iPads, smartphones and other mobile devices. Most importantly in this process was the development of regulations that provided safeguards to prevent underage gambling, and to continually ensure the integrity and security of mobile gaming in New Jersey. "

  • NJ asks voters to OK borrowing for campus projects Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    The campaign has begun in earnest to try to get New Jersey voters to support a $750 million bond issue for campus construction projects at the state's colleges and universities, but it's not clear whether there's going to be any organized opposition.

  • In close race, Obama and Romney showing confidence Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Exactly one month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both declaring they will win a race for the White House that remains anything but clear. Their trails are crossing again in Ohio, the state that could decide the election, and signs of urgency are emerging from each campaign.

  • 'Jersey Shore' cast looks ahead as ending nears Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    The boozy reality TV series about a group of self-proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" cohabiting in a run-down Seaside Heights, N.J., party house is winding down as its sixth _ and MTV promises final _ season gets under way almost three years after it debuted and became a pop-cultural situation spawning catchphrases, punch lines, hairdos and tabloid fodder.

  • Leagues say NJ sports betting law is hypocritical Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    The NCAA, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League are collectively suing to block New Jersey's sports betting law from taking effect; the state says it could take bets as soon as December.

  • NJ Senate advances bill on unemployment backlog Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey would have to start paying unemployment to people who appeal denials but cannot get answers on them within eight weeks under a bill advanced Monday by a state Senate committee.

  • Trump: Romney Go 'Attack Mode' at Debate  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    "It will be a very interesting debate," said Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, weighing in on the eve of the presidential debate, saying he expects both candidates to do well.

  • NJ senators advance health insurance exchange Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- A New Jersey state Senate committee on Monday again advanced a bill to set up a state-run insurance exchange as a way to give uninsured people a way to buy health plans as part of the federal health insurance overhaul.

  • Fact Checking the GOP Convention Speeches Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 8:59 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage to deliver his nomination acceptance speech.

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, his running mate Paul Ryan and NJ Gov. Chris Christie each laid out the GOP’s vision for America at the Republican National Convention in August. But how accurate were their speeches? We parsed the speeches and did a little fact-checking.

  • The Facts Behind the Convention Speeches Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 4:01 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention.

    "Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths," Gov. Chris Christie told the GOP Convention. But what were the truths behind the speeches? Here's a look at some of the facts behind the rhetoric.

  • Gov. Christie on Taxes & Health Care  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    "We're working on cutting taxes in New Jersey," says Gov. Chris Christie, (R-NJ), discussing how his state was able to deliver its third consecutive balanced budget, and weighing in on the politics of the Supreme Court's decision on health care.

  • Jeb Bush Praises Wisconsin Recall Results, Tea Party Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 9:29 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Wednesday hailed the outcome of the Wisconsin recall election, praising Governor Scott Walker for emboldening conservatives in their drive to slash spending on a national level.

  • Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is set to win a recall election, made a “big mistake” by going after public unions, Democratic State Senator Chris Larson said Tuesday.

  • Will Wisconsin Voters Recall Gov. Scott Walker? Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
    Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    As Wisconsin voters head to the polls in a recall election that will decide the fate of Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans disagree over what — if anything — the results will mean for the presidential election in November.

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    With polls showing a widening lead for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his recall election next week, could the outcome spell trouble for Democrats — and even President Obama?