Category: State News

Money permeates politics in NJ

Between November 2nd and Election Day, $1.3 million was spent by independent groups supporting or opposing state and local ballot questions. According to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, independent groups spent almost $28 million on…

Gang member sentenced to life

A member of the New Jersey branch of the international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” was sentenced to life in prison this week for his role in the brutal murder of an associate of MS-13 in May 2011. Cruz…

Lesniak calls for special prosecutor

A key Democrat on Monday pressed the state attorney general’s office to appoint a special prosecutor to handle an official misconduct criminal complaint lodged against Gov. Chris Christie last month for the governor’s alleged involvement in Bridgegate. In a letter…