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Gov. Christie vowed to rein in government spending when he took office in 2010, and one of his most controversial first-term initiatives was setting a cap on salaries for school district superintendents.
WASHINGTON - Here is how Philadelphia-area members of Congress voted on major issues last week: House Research tax credit. Voting 274-145, the House on Wednesday passed a Republican-drafted bill (HR 880) to expand the research-and-development tax credit for businesses and make it permanent instead of subject to periodic renewal as it is now. Because the b
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie said the U.S. Senate's failure to extend the Patriot Act could have dangerous consequences.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law that gives nonprofit and religious groups an exemption from the 15 percent fee cemetery companies charge for transferring burial rights.
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
DOVER, N.H. - At the very end of his two-day trip courting voters in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire, Gov. Christie got a question from the public on a topic he is trying to move beyond: the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Ahead of a speech today in New Hampshire, Gov. Christie is proposing changes to the federal tax code, including a cut in the top income tax rate.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - South Jersey Gas is again seeking permission to build a 22-mile natural gas pipeline in New Jersey's Pinelands.
Nearly 150 people - many of them Pennsauken police officers and their families - packed into a Township Committee meeting Wednesday to oppose a proposal for a county-run police force to replace Pennsauken's department, saying the possibility has stirred fear among residents.
WASHINGTON - Here is how Philadelphia-area members of Congress voted on major issues last week: House Research tax credit. Voting 274-145, the House on Wednesday passed a Republican-drafted bill (HR 880) to expand the research-and-development tax credit for businesses and make it permanent instead of subject to periodic renewal as it is now. Because the b
Gov. Christie vowed to rein in government spending when he took office in 2010, and one of his most controversial first-term initiatives was setting a cap on salaries for school district superintendents.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie said the U.S. Senate's failure to extend the Patriot Act could have dangerous consequences.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law that gives nonprofit and religious groups an exemption from the 15 percent fee cemetery companies charge for transferring burial rights.
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
Moments before a triumphant Jim Kenney took the stage on election night Tuesday to give his victory speech in front of a throng of political supporters, the presumptive next mayor of Philadelphia took a very brief private meeting with arguably the most powerful man in New Jersey — political power broker George Norcross.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority would have no control over projects at Liberty State Park under a bill Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced.
On his latest financial-disclosure form, Gov. Christie does not list as gifts the luxury-box tickets to Dallas Cowboys games he received last football season from team owner Jerry Jones.
TRENTON - Chris Christie, then the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, declared in 2004 that an indictment of a fund-raiser for Gov. Jim McGreevey painted "a very vivid picture of the corrupt and broken political system in the state of New Jersey."
On the pre-presidential-campaign trail in New Hampshire, Mary Pat Christie acknowledged enthusiasm for a candidacy by her husband isn’t as strong as when he was urged by some donors to enter the 2012 race.