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TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Tuesday asserted a political victory in the battle over state pension funding, promoting an "unprecedented accord" with the state teachers' union on a reform proposal - even as the union insisted no deal had been reached.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating is at its lowest level ever recorded by a Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
A New Jersey congressman is asking for an investigation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the resignation of its top official after reports that FEMA was aware that insurance companies fraudulently denied full payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's position on the common core education standards, which are deeply unpopular among conservative Republicans, appears to be evolving as he positions himself for a potential presidential run.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Four former New Jersey governors want to delay a vote on Gov. Chris Christie's appointment for a southern New Jersey panel overseeing a million-acre pine reserve.
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie put overhauling the state's debt-laden public pension system at the heart of his budget address this week. But there was one area he did not mention: property taxes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie has been named to a policy position at the state's transit agency.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Lawmakers' efforts to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey got a jump-start on Friday, but the prospects for passing legislation are still uncertain.
Rich DiFolco, one of two candidates endorsed last month by the Burlington County Republican Committee to run for two open seats on the county freeholder board, has dropped out of the race.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating is at its lowest level ever recorded by a Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
A New Jersey congressman is asking for an investigation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the resignation of its top official after reports that FEMA was aware that insurance companies fraudulently denied full payouts to Hurricane Sandy victims.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's position on the common core education standards, which are deeply unpopular among conservative Republicans, appears to be evolving as he positions himself for a potential presidential run.
OXON HILL, Md. - Gov. Christie played up his pugnacious side as he appealed to a conference of conservative activists Thursday, pushing back against the idea that his presidential chances were faltering in the face of early momentum by rivals.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - Five southern New Jersey counties are studying a plan to share one jail.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former Democratic power broker sold his political influence in schemes including one that involved a multibillion-dollar megamall project that has languished for more than a decade at New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex, a federal prosecutor told jurors Thursday at the start of Joseph Ferriero's racketeering trial.
United Airlines has opened an internal investigation into its relationship with the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following a government probe, according to its annual filing on Friday.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Tuesday asserted a political victory in the battle over state pension funding, promoting an "unprecedented accord" with the state teachers' union on a reform proposal - even as the union insisted no deal had been reached.