Monday, March 2, 2015

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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.
Gov. Christie will return this week to a forum that allows him to highlight his blunt-talking brand: town-hall-style events.
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey lawmaker will not seek re-election as questions mount over her husband's use of a charity involving a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Christie's proposed budget calls for increasing some types of financial aid but would cut direct funding to New Jersey state colleges and universities, according to the budget summary released this week.
Officer Joseph DiBuonaventura faces 14 charges relating to the 2012 traffic stop and arrest of Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty.
Democratic lawmakers and transportation groups for months have warned of a looming transportation funding crisis. But on his radio show Wednesday, Gov. Christie said New Jersey had funding for roads, bridges, and rail through June 2016 and was "not a crisis."
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.
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.