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    The New Jersey Legislature's top Democrat said an investigation by fellow lawmakers into politically motivated traffic jams should end if a judge quashes the panel's subpoenas before quickly reversing course Monday and saying the committee has not run its course.

  • Democrat: NJ should return to carbon-curbing pact

    State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is attempting to require New Jersey to re-enter a multistate carbon pollution reduction program through legislation.

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, Gov. Chris Christie answers a question at a town hall meeting in Long Hill, N.J. Christie is holding town hall meetings in Republican-controlled areas, renewing attacks on public employees and avoiding settings where reporters could ask about scandals that have hobbled the start of his second term and question his viability to run for president. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Christie returns to favorable pre-scandal playbook

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is holding town hall meetings in Republican-controlled areas, renewing attacks on public employees and avoiding settings where reporters could ask about scandals that have hobbled the start of his second term and question his viability to run for president.

  • NJ legislative delegation headed to Israel

    New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is making his first visit to Israel as part of a delegation of 12 state legislators.

  • NJ state senate leader calls for Rutgers AD's job

    The president of New Jersey's state Senate has joined the chorus of alumni and politicians calling for Rutgers University's athletic director to be ousted for not firing the men's basketball coach sooner.

  • Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., announced Thursday that he has ruled out a bid for New Jersey governor and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate in 2014. His announcement alters the landscape for both races and for politics in Newark. (Associated Press)

    Booker rules out bid for New Jersey governor in 2013

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey's highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate in 2014 instead.

  • Politicians grab political football, run with it

    Finally, Republicans and Democrats have found grounds for bipartisan agreement: It's time to get the regular NFL referees back on the field.

  • Ginger Adamson leads supporters of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2211 on Monday near the New Jersey Statehouse, where lawmakers were considering pension and health care legislation. (Associated Press)

    New Jersey Senate OKs rise in benefits cost

    The move to stabilize New Jersey's underfunded pension and health care systems by requiring public employees to pay sharply more for the benefits while suspending bargaining over health care was fast-tracked through the Legislature Monday, after Democrats joined with Republicans to buck the powerful public employee unions.

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