With four casinos gone in the past year, putting more than 8,000 people out of work, New Jersey’s congressional delegation got the US Labor Department to put together $29.4 million in grants for retraining that idled work force.
Democrat Cory Booker earned his first full term in the US Senate. In the house, Republican Tom MacArthur outdistanced Aimee Belgard to succeed Jon Runyan in a bitter, expensive race.
There are several races of interest today in New Jersey.
Over 60,000 people turned out Sunday in Atlantic City for a free beach concert featuring country superstars Lady Antebellum.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 tonight. There are a few major races where party nominations are up for grabs.
Rep. Frank LoBiondo is reacting to the health care crisis within the Veterans Administration by proposing a pilot program that would give veterans a choice on treatment options.
Several local officials, including Atlantic City’s mayor, hopped onto the inaugural flight to Chicago for meetings there, in hopes of drumming up business.
Democrats in South Jersey think they can take back a congressional seat that’s been held by Republican Frank LoBiondo for almost two decades.
The walkers, accompanied by well-wishers, set off from Camden for stops in Trenton and Freehold.
The mini-revolt is by eight Republican members of the U.S. House, including four from our area
Frank LoBiondo, a South Jersey Republican, says he’ll write a check to the US Treasury for every dime he gets while he has to furlough half his staff.
A federal appeals panel in Philadelphia continues to weigh New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports betting.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.
Chris reviews his appearance at yesterday’s Homeruns for Hearts fundraiser at Citizens Bank Park, Senator Pat Toomey’s assessment of why his gun legislation failed to pass, and Kermit Gosnell’s lawyer’s decision not to call a witness in his defense. He talks to Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Melissa Henson from the Parents Television Council, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and the founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi.
“It’s a big relief now but I got to tell you it’s been a torturous process.” New Jersey Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo said.