Taxpayer legal tab in Bridgegate scandal exceeds $15M

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The cost to New Jersey taxpayers of former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s legal response to the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal in 2013 has climbed to over $15 million, and the tab is expected to increase as appeals play out. (more…)

Senate panel admonishes Menendez

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee has admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor. (more…)