GovBeat: new jersey


Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2014

New Jersey is only the 10th state to host a Super Bowl

Only 18 cities have served as a backdrop to the game.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, New Jersey

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014

The Super Bowl is the latest front in the fight over legalizing marijuana

Both sides have put up ads around MetLife Stadium.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, New Jersey, New York, pot, washington

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Seahawks, Broncos will pay New Jersey taxes

The “jock tax” means Peyton Manning will owe New Jersey about $57,000 next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Jersey, newsletter, States, taxes

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Map: Where tea partiers live, by state

Alaska is home to the most, per capita. New York, the least.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, map, maps, Montana, New Jersey, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, Rankings, tea party, wyoming

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Christie’s other problem: Rebuilding a campaign team

Chris Christie sent his campaign manager packing. Now he has slim pickings for a new manager.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, campaigns, Chris Christie, elections, New Jersey, newsletter, States

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014

New Jersey’s newspapers are not kind to Christie

Nearly every one of the 16 New Jersey front pages listed on the Newseum website splashily features the scandal.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:38 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Christie, New Jersey, New York, scandal

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

In 27 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the state labor recovery remains weak.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idaho, jobless, jobs, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Unemployment

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Chris Christie just took a big risk on immigration

Signing a version of the DREAM Act will give Chris Christie’s enemies fodder in 2016.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, dream act, immigration, New Jersey, newsletter, States

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Half the nation’s counties sell property tax bills to debt collectors

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt collectors, Florida, housing, liens, New Jersey, newsletter, property taxes

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Online gambling is good for New Jersey’s credit rating

Still, revenue estimates are well below what Gov. Christie predicted.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, New Jersey

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 11/26/2013

DREAM Act headed for Christie’s desk

Democrats in the state legislature are putting the Republican governor on the spot.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:27 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, dream act, immigration, New Jersey, States

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Expanding Medicaid could cloud some Republicans’ 2016 hopes

Chris Christie and John Kasich moved to expand Medicaid. Their rivals won’t forget that.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Christie, New Jersey, republicans, white house

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Christie will take sports gambling fight to the Supreme Court

New Jersey has lost two rounds in court, but Christie isn’t done yet.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Delaware, gambling, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, newsletter, Oregon, sports, States

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013

People in the Northeast and Midwest (and Texas) pay the highest property taxes

Depending on which county you live in, property taxes can amount to anywhere from 0.2 percent to 3.1 percent of a home’s value.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, housing, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, taxes, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Did Chris Christie just try to knife an ally?

In one of his first post-election moves, Christie tried -- and failed -- to oust a long-time ally in the state Senate.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:25 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Chris Christie, Christie, elections, New Jersey, States

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 11/05/2013

New Jersey just became the fifth state to add a minimum wage in its constitution

The state also enshrined minimum wage increases in its constitution.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:57 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, New Jersey, Wages & Employment

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Christie’s big lead: The coattail effect

Chris Christie is up by a wide margin. His fellow Republicans hope that helps them, too.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, New Jersey, States

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Tuesday’s election could have widespread economic effects in at least three states

Billions could be on the line for voters in Colorado, Washington and New Jersey.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, New Jersey, washington

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/31/2013

New Jersey poised to add a minimum wage hike to its constitution

The measure has a huge margin of support, according to polls.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage, New Jersey

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Anti-‘revenge porn’ group focusing on state bans, for now

The group is working states to criminalize the practice there, with an eye toward federal legislation

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 10/28/2013

After Sandy, New York will hold strategic gasoline reserves

A year after Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will keep 3 million gallons in reserve.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:21 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, hurricane sandy, New Jersey, New York, States, superstorm sandy

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Same-sex marriages begin in New Jersey; Christie drops appeal

Dozens of couples tied the knot just after midnight Sunday after the state Supreme Court declined to intervene.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:57 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, New Jersey, same sex marriage, States

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Christie takes on Colorado GOP: ‘They’re hypocrites’

Chris Christie (R) called four Colorado Republicans “hypocrites” for opposing funding for Sandy victims.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, disaster relief, funding, New Jersey, shutdown, States

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Colorado highway funding held up by New Jersey senator

Sen. Jeff Chiesa wants assurances that federal money to assist Colorado flood victims won’t come from Sandy relief funds.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, federal funding, flooding, New Jersey, States

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/27/2013

New Jersey judge legalizes same-sex marriage

Gay marriages will begin Oct. 21 after a New Jersey judge ruled gay couples are missing out on federal benefits.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, New Jersey, same sex marriage, States

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Don’t expect Iowa to revoke gun permits for the blind. It’s not even the only state that offers them

It’s doubtful the state legislature will revisit the issue next year, and Iowa isn’t the only state that grants such permits to the blind.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blind, gun permits, iowa, Michigan, new jersey, texas, visually impaired, wisconsin

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Where public employees are paid the most

Census Bureau data shows it pays to work in higher ed in New Jersey, not elementary schools in Maine.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, maine, missouri, new jersey, public employees, Rankings, state employees, States

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Local governments cutting hours over Obamacare costs

Cities and counties facing the prospect of paying new health-care costs are opting instead to reduce the hours their part-time employees work.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, economy, jobs, new jersey, obamacare, taxes, texas, virginia, wisconsin