Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Jersey Politics

1/27
The State of New Jersey will take control of Atlantic City's finances and governing, Gov. Christie announced Wednesday.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A plan to let New Jersey voters decide in November whether to authorize two new casinos in the northern part of the state is moving forward in the Legislature.
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As Camden's City Council moves to fill a vacancy left by departing member Arthur Barclay, a familiar name has emerged as his likely successor: Angel Fuentes, who spent 16 years on Council before leaving in 2010 for an Assembly seat.
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EXETER, N.H. - Ahead of the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday, the three governors fighting to prove themselves in the Republican race all have been campaigning on an asset that they argue the front-runners lack: executive experience.
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NORTHVALE, N.J. (AP) - A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and Microsoft executive said Monday he is running for Congress as a Democrat to oust Republican incumbent Rep. Scott Garrett in northern New Jersey.
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GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - With his presidential aspirations on the line, Gov. Christie scalded Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a lightweight Saturday in the last Republican televised debate before the pivotal New Hampshire primary.
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CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie picked up the endorsement Friday of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a popular Republican from just south of the state that will host the first presidential primary Tuesday.
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame.
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ATLANTIC CITY - The City of Margate bellied up to the no-dunes bar in an Atlantic City courtroom Thursday, arguing that the state and the Army Corps of Engineers improperly relied on 20-year-old data and old models of the coastline to justify a beachfront dune project ordered by Gov. Christie.
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TRENTON - John J. Hoffman, who has served as New Jersey's acting attorney general for more than two years, will leave the Christie administration in March to become senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers University.
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TRENTON - New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto is proposing to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour, following cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles that have made similar increases.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City council members can no longer use city-owned vehicles following questions about their necessity and cost.
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EPPING, N.H.—Writing off his 2 percent finish in Iowa as “what I expected,” Gov. Christie on Tuesday ripped into a rival claiming momentum from the caucuses, belittling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as “the boy in the bubble” who couldn’t withstand tough press questions.
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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's most difficult political fights has ensnared his brother.
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NASHUA, N.H. - Before any Iowa caucus votes had been cast Monday, Gov. Christie shifted his focus back to New Hampshire, selling himself ahead of next Tuesday's primary as a leader with the experience - and readiness to fight - he argued his rivals lack.
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The criminal charges in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should be thrown out because they are based on vague federal laws that have been twisted to fit the facts of the case, two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie wrote in separate court filings late Monday.
1/29
Gov. Christie on Friday replaced an opponent of a controversial natural gas pipeline with a supporter atop the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, naming Lumberton Township Mayor Sean Earlen as its new chairman.
1/29
TRENTON - New Jersey's state Senate president wants to make temporary housing assistance for some vulnerable people permanent. Democrat Stephen Sweeney announced his planned legislation Thursday in reaction to a policy change from Gov. Christie's administration that advocates say has caused some people to lose their homes.
1/26
Chris Christie is being a party pooper. The New Jersey governor, a guest on the Hugh Hewitt talk radio show Monday, said he would not be happy if his...
1/26
While declaring that Moorestown "has made a good-faith effort thus far" toward meeting its affordable-housing obligations, Burlington County Superior Court Judge Ronald Bookbinder on Tuesday ruled that an advocacy group could challenge the constitutionality of the township's plan.
1/13
A group of news organizations on Wednesday asked a federal judge to make public a list of unindicted coconspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case, arguing that the public had the right to the information under the First Amendment and common law.
1/26
When Gov. Christie asked whether he should grab a mop and head back to the Jersey Shore to help with the cleanup, was he just kidding?
1/26
Chris Christie has said many memorable things. This is just a sample. "I don’t know what you expect me to do. You want me to go down there with...
1/26
Ammon Bundy and company are 25 days into their standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, and it appears some of the militants behnd the occupation are getting a little stir-crazy.
1/26
I spent the snowy weekend getting to know Chris Christie all over again, the governor who at first fascinated, and eventually infuriated, me.
1/25
HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. - Two days after forgoing the campaign trail for New Jersey ahead of a winter storm, Gov. Christie returned Sunday to New Hampshire - and wasted no time incorporating the blizzard into his leadership pitch.
1/22
Gov. Christie, campaigning in New Hampshire, decided Friday to return home ahead of the major snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast.
1/21
(Reuters) - Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian on Thursday called an emergency City Council meeting next week to discuss whether the distressed New Jersey...
1/21
With a storm threatening to slam New Jersey this weekend, Gov. Christie said Thursday he isn’t planning on leaving the campaign trail.
1/21
New Jersey’s credit rating, already the second worst in the nation, could take a further hit this year if the state Supreme Court rules against the state in a lawsuit that challenges a 2011 law that suspended pension cost-of-living adjustments, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Thursday.
1/20
When, exactly, is Gov. Christie planning to go after Donald Trump? “When I think it makes sense to,” Christie said at a town-hall meeting Wednesday night in Derry, N.H.
1/20
Based on a consultant's advice, Moorestown Township has told a Superior Court judge that it believes it is legally obliged to create just 171 affordable-housing units by 2025, a fraction of the 1,313 that a court-appointed master recommended earlier this month.
1/20
We cannot afford to let Atlantic City go bankrupt. Leaving the city to its own devices would be dooming it to a slow and inescapable death spiral.
1/20
A federal judge has upheld the ouster last year of Washington Township's solicitor, ruling that officials in the Gloucester County municipality acted properly.
1/20
TRENTON - Atlantic City is considering filing for bankruptcy, Mayor Don Guardian said Wednesday, even though the state is likely to block such a move and is pushing a plan to take control of the local government's finances.
1/20
ATLANTIC CITY - Despite changes made at his request, Gov. Christie on Tuesday did not sign bills designed to rescue the finances of the seaside resort, rocked by a cratering casino industry.
1/19
Gov. Christie acted Tuesday on more than 100 pieces of legislation, vetoing bills that would ban firearms for certain criminals, raise the smoking age, and preserve nonprofit hospitals' property-tax exemption.
1/19
NO PILOT: Gov. Christie refuses to sign rescue package for Atlantic City.
1/19
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The temperature was minus-10 when Gov. Christie entered a Perkins restaurant Sunday morning in Milford, a town in northwestern Iowa, greeting patrons over plates of pancakes and bacon.
1/18
Campaigning in Iowa during the weekend, Gov. Christie wouldn't say whether he supports Senate President Stephen Sweeney's plan for a state takeover of Atlantic City. But he said the local government hadn't done enough to turn around the beleaguered Shore resort's finances.
1/16
FORT DODGE, Iowa - Gov. Christie kept up his attacks against President Obama on Saturday in Iowa, voicing skepticism over the terms of the prisoner swap announced with Iran.
1/15
The emergency manager appointed by Gov. Christie to analyze Atlantic City's finances said Friday that "parochial" political interests were impeding progress there and endorsed a state takeover of local government.
1/15
TRENTON - The super PAC backing New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney's likely candidacy for governor in 2017 has raised nearly $1.2 million since June, according to an email the group sent to donors Thursday.
1/14
The super PAC backing Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s likely candidacy for governor in 2017 has raised $1.2 million since June, according to an email the group sent to donors Thursday.
1/13
Advocates and treatment providers were heartened by Gov. Christie's focus on addiction and mental health during Tuesday's State of the State address.
1/13
Expanding gaming to North Jersey could force more casinos to close in Atlantic City, Moody's Investors Service warned Wednesday, adding that such a result would increase the likelihood that the ratings agency would downgrade the resort town's credit.
12/17
TRENTON - On a day packed with activity near the end of the session, New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday advanced a series of proposed constitutional amendments, including one to require payments into the state pension system, and another to permit casinos outside Atlantic City.
1/12
TRENTON - As he claimed progress on an embattled economy, promoted his tenure as marked by policies of principle and compromise, and pledged new efforts to battle drug addiction, Gov. Christie, the elected leader of New Jersey, wasn't the only political figure delivering the State of the State address Tuesday.
1/11
TRENTON - New Jersey Democrats inched closer Monday to constitutionally requiring the state to make its contributions to the underfunded pension system for public employees, despite warnings from business groups and Republicans that the move could have dangerous financial consequences.
1/11
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) asked an appeals court Monday to dismiss federal corruption charges against him, saying prosecutors violated constitutional protections in making their case.
1/11
A new but disputed report contends that New Jersey's 565 municipalities must zone for the creation of 37,000 low-income housing units by 2025 - far fewer than projected by a key advocacy group - to meet the state Supreme Court's latest directives for implementing the Fair Housing Act.
1/11
TRENTON - New Jersey Democrats eased off the gas pedal Monday on a proposed constitutional amendment they were fast-tracking through the Legislature to change the process by which the state draws legislative districts.
1/11
TRENTON - Outside groups backing Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich are blitzing New Hampshire with attack ads that portray Gov. Christie's New Jersey as a wasteland of high taxes and credit downgrades, a laboratory for expansion of Obamacare, and home to a governor with unscrupulous aides under criminal indictment.
1/10
A proposal by two North Jersey community colleges to confer bachelor's degrees in nursing has divided the state's college presidents, with each side accusing the other of not addressing students' needs.
1/8
Gov. Christie on Friday urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would ask voters to amend the constitution to expand gaming to North Jersey, weighing in on an issue that has divided Democrats in part because of 2017 gubernatorial politics.
1/8
Gov. Christie blasted President Obama this week as a "dictator" and "petulant child" for taking executive action on guns, accusing the president of wrongly circumventing Congress.
1/7
TRENTON - Independent experts and Republicans on Thursday assailed a proposed constitutional amendment that they said would make New Jersey's legislative elections less competitive and help cement a Democratic majority for years to come.
1/5
A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor at a campaign event saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.
12/31
He’s never owned a truck, but Gov. Christie is fond of truck analogies.
12/29
WATERLOO, Iowa - Assailed by Donald Trump a day earlier, Gov. Christie on Tuesday said little as he brushed off the GOP rival's barrage, which encompassed attacks on New Jersey's economy, the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, and Christie's embrace of President Obama at the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy.
12/25
The Republican-dominated Moorestown Township Council has a new Democrat aboard - Lisa Petriello - who also is new to politics.
12/25
PELHAM, N.H. - Campaigning in New Hampshire this week, Gov. Christie told voters that his patience was wearing thin. "The old 'you're in my top three' thing ain't going to work anymore, OK?" Christie said at a VFW hall Tuesday in Pelham after telling voters he was prepared to take on Democrat Hillary Clinton.
12/21
TRENTON - Gov. Christie called Monday for loosening New Jersey's "extraordinarily strict and expansive gun control laws," endorsing a report he commissioned that said state regulations had placed unfair burdens on law-abiding residents who want to obtain, carry, and transport firearms.
12/21
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - Gov. Christie made Hurricane Sandy a focal point Sunday in New Hampshire, returning to the 2012 storm to tout his reception of President Obama at the Jersey Shore as a mark of leadership.
12/17
Atlantic City's long-awaited PILOT is one step closer to helping pull the casino resort out of its fiscal nosedive. On Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly voted in favor of accepting Gov. Christie's conditions on a package of bills - including a set payment in lieu of taxes by casinos and redirected aid for the city - aimed at keeping Atlantic City free of crushing tax appeals in future years.
12/17
Atlantic City’s long-awaited PILOT is one step closer to taking control of the nose-diving casino resort.
12/16
As New Jersey lawmakers push ballot initiatives such as casino expansion and pension funding for public employees, interest groups are preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to fight for or against the proposed constitutional amendments next year.
12/16
A federal judge on Wednesday said the law firm retained by Gov. Christie's office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case engaged in "opacity and gamesmanship" while conducting a taxpayer-funded investigation into the matter.
12/14
New Jersey voters could play a big role next year in determining what the state’s fiscal landscape will look like for the next several decades, thanks...
12/11
The law firm hired by Gov. Christie's office to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has billed the state more than $8 million.
12/11
New Jersey's top elected Democrat has introduced legislation to expand gambling beyond Atlantic City, with a proposal that could go before voters next year.
12/10
TRENTON - New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Thursday outlined his proposal to amend the constitution to require the state to make its contributions to the public employee pension system, brushing off criticism from Gov. Christie that he was bowing to the interests of union "bosses" who "own" the senator.
12/10
TRENTON - One of the lawyers at the firm hired by Gov. Christie to conduct an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal is now cohosting a fund-raising event for his presidential campaign.
11/9
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have brought sweeping changes to the state's voting laws, panning the bill as "thinly veiled political gamesmanship."
12/9
Gov. Christie on Wednesday signed into law legislation that cuts sales and use taxes on purchases of recreational boats by 50 percent, a move supporters said would spur economic growth.
12/8
On the presidential campaign trail, Gov. Christie touts his relationship with Senate President Stephen Sweeney as proof of how he’d bridge the partisan divide in Washington. “Steve is my friend,” Christie told voters in Iowa last weekend – though, he added, they fight.
12/8
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. - In a rare public thrashing of his own presumptive allies in state politics, Gov. Christie lashed out Tuesday at New Jersey's business leaders for playing "kissy face" and "footsie" with Democrats, and challenged them to step up their efforts against public-sector unions.
12/4
FORT DODGE, Iowa - Gov. Christie warned Friday that ISIS could strike "anywhere," and criticized President Obama for refraining from labeling the San Bernardino, Calif., attack an act of terror.
12/4
Even as terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere have underscored the threat posed by the so-called Islamic State, Gov. Christie says the United States’ bigger foe is Iran.
12/4
A hearing last month before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on fully legalizing marijuana inspired two bombastic opinion pieces from the opposition viewpoint. Let's take a look at their re-tread of some old school anti-cannabis scare tactics.
12/3
TRENTON - Assembly Democrats failed Thursday to override Gov. Christie's veto of gun-control legislation, despite previous Republican support and a successful vote in the Senate less than two months ago.
12/2
Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, a Camden Democrat who was elected Camden County sheriff last month, resigned Wednesday from the state Assembly.
12/1
Gov. Christie has said he believes climate change is real. But “I don’t buy the fact that it’s a crisis,” he said Tuesday.
11/25
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Wednesday pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man who was convicted more than 40 years ago on robbery charges in Atlantic City, but who has recovered from the drug addiction that once consumed him.
11/25
TRENTON - Federal prosecutors say the trial of former allies of Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case should remain in New Jersey, rejecting one of the defendants' arguments, that "sensationalistic" media coverage has prejudiced a potential jury pool in Newark.
11/24
Gov. Christie accused President Obama on Tuesday of downplaying threats posed by ISIS and the acceptance of Syrian refugees, ramping up his security-focused campaign message in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
11/24
TRENTON - The Christie administration on Tuesday defended its decision to privatize parts of New Jersey's lottery system, even as officials said revenue collected for the fiscal year that ended June 30 fell short of contractual targets.
11/23
As public acceptance of marijuana use grows in the United States, nationwide arrests for simple possession of pot have dropped in recent years. New Jersey is going in the opposite direction.
11/23
WINDHAM, N.H. - Gov. Christie blasted "murderous, radical Islam" and spoke at length of the toll of Sept. 11 while bringing a national security focus to town-hall meetings Saturday in New Hampshire.
11/20
A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Boston that was carrying Gov. Christie was delayed for hours Friday while another passenger was removed.
11/18
ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey motorists are all but certain to start paying more in taxes at the pump by the end of the fiscal year, next June 30.
11/17
Gov. Christie has joined the chorus of governors saying their states will not accept Syrian refugees.
11/13
Gov. Christie says he doesn’t resent New Jersey voters who would like him to drop out of the presidential race.
11/13
The war on drugs in New Jersey has a clear focus on cannabis consumers. Now, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari is holding a hearing on Nov. 16 to explore an end to cannabis prohibition.
11/12
The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential campaign said Thursday that it had launched its first radio ad in Iowa, portraying the New Jersey governor as a "true conservative outsider who successfully took the fight to liberal Democrats in a blue state."
11/13
Gov. Christie on Thursday said allegations that his administration's lawyers were wrongfully shielding thousands of documents from his former allies charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case were "complete defense-lawyer baloney."
11/11
While Gov. Christie spent most of Tuesday's undercard debate attacking Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal went after the New Jersey governor.
11/11
Two former associates of Gov. Christie who have been charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case say federal authorities are hampering their defense by providing nearly two million pages of documents that are "essentially useless" because they are not searchable.
11/10
Gov. Christie on Tuesday sought to make the case that he was the best choice in the GOP presidential field to defeat Hillary Rodham Clinton, while he also swatted back attacks that he was a "big government Republican" who wouldn't rein in spending.
11/10
Atlantic CIty Mayor Don Guardian says he can live with Gov. Christie's proposed changes to the rescue package, but not passage of the bills themselves.
11/9
New Jersey Gov. Christopher J. Christie signed into law Monday legislation that closed a state loophole, and officially outlawed bestiality.
11/9
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that was intended to stabilize Atlantic City's finances, saying it failed "to recognize the true path to economic revitalization and fiscal stability."
10/15
Hovering between 1 and 3 percent in recent national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Christie isn't a favorite at home, either.
11/9
Funds enriched managers but failed to hedge losses, AFT, Utah reports say
11/9
The FBI director has been seen as giving it credence. So has the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. And Gov. Christie made his views clear last week, saying in a Fox News interview that "I absolutely believe it's real."
11/5
Gov. Christie was sent down to the minors Thursday. The New Jersey governor was bumped from next week's main GOP presidential debate after failing to muster enough support in national polls to qualify.
11/5
TRENTON - In 2002, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring all firearms retailers to sell "smart guns" instead of traditional handguns once the technology became available.
11/5
TRENTON - Two days after expanding their majority in the Assembly, New Jersey Democrats on Thursday claimed a mandate to push a "middle-class agenda" that would fund transportation infrastructure, pensions for public employees, and schools.
11/5
Philadelphia's mayor-elect Jim Kenney won a resounding victory on Tuesday. It was a predictable election but the fact that Kenney's support for marijuana reform helped to put him into office is a welcome innovation.
11/4
Voter turnout Tuesday in New Jersey was the lowest for a general election in state history, according to unofficial results and an analysis by a polling expert.
11/4
View the results for the 2015 General Election to see who won in your area.
11/4
Here's a look at some of the post-election front pages from newspapers across Pennsylvania and New Jersey (all photos are from the Newseum): Philadelphia...
11/3
The GOP gained exclusivity over the Burlington County Freeholder Board - which it has controlled for nearly four decades - when Republican newcomers knocked out two Democratic incumbents in Tuesday's race.
11/3
New Jersey Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to expand their majority in the state Assembly, though election results were still unclear in a few districts.
11/3
Four incumbent Camden City Council members, all Democrats, claimed quick victories in an unofficial count Tuesday, with three fending off challengers and a fourth unopposed.
11/3
Two bitter local races in South Jersey - both involving private election-related text messages made public - ended Tuesday night with one race swinging Republican, the other Democratic.
11/2
Gov. Christie returned to Camden on Monday to praise the Camden County police force, pledging to stand with law enforcement while pushing his campaign-trail accusations that President Obama - who also was in New Jersey to address criminal justice reform - has failed to support police.
11/2
Gov. Christie is still lagging behind a number of Republican presidential rivals in New Hampshire, but his favorability ratings have improved dramatically in the early-nominating state, a new poll found.
11/2
In a CNN interview, Hewlett-Packard chief executive, Meg Whitman, explained her decision to back New Jersey governor Chris Christie for president. The HP executive said business strengths are good, but having government experience on your resume is very important.
11/1
ATLANTIC CITY - Democrats are all but certain to maintain their majority in the New Jersey Assembly when voters head to the polls Tuesday.
10/28
Gov. Christie used what screen time he had during Wednesday's Republican presidential debate to press some of his biggest talking points: his willingness to overhaul Social Security and Medicare, and his law-enforcer message.
10/28
The body of a man found on a Cape May County beach was identified Wednesday as the former mayor of a Gloucester County borough.
10/27
When he squares off in the GOP presidential debate Wednesday, the third since early August, Gov. Christie again will not be center stage. But it won't be for lack of trying.
10/27
Gov. Christie on Tuesday tapped a new state treasurer, filling one of several vacancies that opened in his cabinet after several officials left the administration in recent months.
10/26
The N.J. governor’s “frickin’ ridiculous” train tirade terminates his Quiet Car ride.
10/23
A former West Deptford mayor, running to regain a township committee seat, said Friday that he had received an apparent threat at his home this week - an occurrence not unfamiliar in the Gloucester County town's politics.
10/22
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate voted Thursday to override Gov. Christie's veto of gun legislation, a stunning political development that has eluded Democrats for nearly six years.
10/18
Sample ballots will be dropped off this week. Officials expect they'll arrive before Election Day this time around.
10/16
Among the donors to Gov. Christie's presidential campaign are individuals who work for companies in New Jersey that have been awarded more than $60 million in state and local government contracts, campaign finance records show.
10/15
Gov. Christie's presidential campaign raised $4.2 million in the three-month period ending Sept. 30 and spent $2.8 million, according to a campaign-finance filing Thursday.
10/13
As Gov. Christie tries to drum up support on the presidential campaign trail, his reviews from New Jersey voters show an uptick but remain mostly negative, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday.
10/14
Candidates running in next month's election to represent parts of South Jersey in the state Assembly made their case to the Gloucester County business community Wednesday, with members of both parties pledging to make the state more affordable.
10/14
With 17 days until the new tiered insurance plans offered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey go on sale, two state senators are racing from...
10/13
The super PAC that has spent nearly $1 million to support Democrats in New Jersey's Assembly elections next month has received nearly 90 percent of its money from a group affiliated with the state's largest teachers' union, records filed with state regulators show.
10/9
TRENTON - Gov. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, earned nearly $1 million last year, up from about $700,000 in 2013, according to tax returns released by his office on Friday.
10/13
One might wonder what a local councilman who spent nearly three decades in his hometown government does after resigning from his elected seat. For Paulsboro's Larry Haynes Sr., who left borough council in July, his next step is a familiar one: Get elected again.
10/9
A campaign-fueled text-message thread among close Republican allies in a Gloucester County township, inadvertently sent to an unintended recipient, has set a bitter tone for an election that once again will decide which party runs the town.
10/8
A federal judge ruled again against Sen. Robert Menendez on Thursday in the New Jersey Democrat's corruption trial, denying all of his remaining motions to dismiss the charges.
10/8
A Washington-based Democratic super PAC has spent more than $1 million on New Jersey legislative races for November's Assembly elections, according to records filed this week with state regulators.
10/8
After the state's $29,000 offer for 9 beachfront parcels in Margate was rejected, the Christie administration said it filed eminent domain action against the city.
10/7
Barbara Buono, a former Democratic state senator who lost the 2013 governor's race to incumbent Gov. Christie, has paid $1,600 in fines to settle a complaint that alleged she misused funds during her campaign.
10/7
A bipartisan group of senators has won enough support to advance a bill Frank Lautenberg long championed to tighten the oversight of chemicals in everyday products, moving toward a posthumous capstone for the New Jersey Democrat's long Senate career.
9/17
NEWARK - Sen. Robert Menendez's corruption trial likely won't begin until the fall of 2016, Judge William Walls told prosecutors and defense attorneys Thursday, scuttling plans to start Oct. 13.
10/5
Consumers might be better protected from unexpected spikes in their utility bills if they choose to switch gas or electric suppliers under a legislative...
10/2
New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox is resigning from the Christie administration as federal prosecutors investigate the relationship between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and United Airlines, which Fox once served as a lobbyist.
9/30
DES MOINES, Iowa - As he trumpeted the coveted endorsements of six Iowa businessmen who had urged him to run for president in 2012, Gov. Christie said it didn't bother him that he wasn't automatically the object of their affection this time around.
9/29
When Dan Levin moved to Concord Township in 1998, he found solace in a home surrounded by open, untouched land.
9/28
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed demolition of the 112-year-old Centerton Bridge in Burlington County at a special hearing Wednesday night.
9/28
WASHINGTON - A federal judge dealt Sen. Robert Menendez a setback in his defense against corruption charges Monday, denying most of the New Jersey Democrat's motions to dismiss the case or throw out evidence.
9/29
Gov. Christie said Monday that he would not consider raising the state's tax on gasoline unless lawmakers pared back other levies, though he didn't endorse a specific plan.
9/28
WASHINGTON – A federal judge has dealt Sen. Bob Menendez a setback in his defense against corruption charges, denying nearly all of the New Jersey...
9/24
City leaders, South Jersey power players, and Gov. Christie on Thursday unveiled plans for a billion-dollar project that, if brought to life, would transform the Camden waterfront with glittering high-rises, offices, and restaurants.
9/24
On the GOP presidential debate stage last week, Gov. Christie boasted of his vetoes over a “crazy liberal Democratic legislature.” But there was a different tune Thursday in Camden.
9/24
City Within a City. Project Arizona. Cherokee. Those are just a few of the Camden redevelopment schemes that have failed over the last 50 years in this tough old town, where empty promises are almost as common as empty lots.
9/24
TRENTON - The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday relaxed the standard by which police may search an automobile without obtaining a warrant, ruling that the current test "does not provide greater liberty or security" to the state's residents "and has placed on law enforcement unrealistic and impracticable burdens."
9/23
New Jersey Gov. Christie, a Republican candidate for president and infamous Cowboys fan, raised cash Wednesday night at a reception at team owner Jerry Jones' house in Dallas.
9/22
Environmental groups and a state senator on Tuesday asked a judge to let them appeal his approval of a $225 million settlement between New Jersey and ExxonMobil Corp. in a long-running pollution case.
9/23
The law firm hired by Gov. Christie's office in 2014 to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal interviewed more than 70 witnesses and reviewed more than 250,000 documents to produce a 360-page report that it said cleared the governor of wrongdoing.
9/18
If someone stood up at his town-hall meeting and said President Obama was Muslim and not American, Gov. Christie said Friday he wouldn’t let that falsehood slide – drawing a contrast with rival Donald Trump.
9/17
A longtime manager with the Camden County Improvement Authority was indicted Thursday on charges of assault by automobile for allegedly hitting a car in Lindenwold with his county-owned vehicle, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
9/14
Gov. Christie on Sunday continued to fight back against suggestions that indictments of his former allies and another federal investigation into the former chair of the Port Authority reflected poorly on his judgment.
9/13
Gov. Christie on Sunday continued to fight back against suggestions that indictments of his former allies and another federal investigation into the former chair of the Port Authority reflected poorly on his judgment.
9/10
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Menendez accused federal prosecutors Thursday night of being “preoccupied with sex,” leaking damaging information...
9/10
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved $253 million in tax incentives for a company to build a sprawling metal recycling complex in Camden's mostly industrial Waterfront South district.
9/9
Responding to questions Wednesday about the resignation of United Airlines's CEO amid a federal investigation connected to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Gov. Christie said he was responsible for what happens on his watch – but that he couldn’t be aware of everything those who reported to him did.
9/9
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Menendez warned this week that classified information may be revealed as part of his defense against corruption allegations...
Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman is resigning to take a job as the top lawyer at Rutgers University.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey workers would see the state's minimum wage raised to $15 an hour under a proposal unveiled Thursday by Democratic legislative leaders flanked by labor and anti-poverty activists.
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While marijuana consumers are enjoying an open retail market in Washington and Colorado the race is on for the first state on the East Coast to end prohibition...
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WASHINGTON –Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) will support the international nuclear deal with Iran, he said Thursday, adding to the growing momentum...
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Gov. Christie provided more detail Wednesday on his recent call for use of FedEx-style technology to cut down on the number of people who overstay visas, suggesting people could be tracked by their thumbprints.
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The Christie administration on Wednesday officially moved to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of new clean-energy rules, blasting them as "unprecedented regulatory overreach."
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Gov. Christie on Sunday said it wasn't fair to compare his scant use of a private email account to conduct government business during the Bridgegate scandal to Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive use of a private server while she served as secretary of state.
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"Hey - my name's Alex. I'm running for Congress," the affable young fellow says, deftly deploying a handshake that's as earnest as his eye contact.
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Hours before scheduled council meeting, officials fought over whether it was postponed.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Christie joined rabbis and groups advocating for Israel's security Tuesday to call on U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker (D., N.J.) to oppose the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
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A judge on Tuesday approved New Jersey's controversial $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil Corp., following a decade of litigation over the oil giant's pollution of more than a thousand acres in the northern part of the state.
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Gov. Christie on Tuesday stepped up his criticism of Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush, arguing that the former governor of Florida is too rusty to tackle today’s challenges.
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He hosted Gov. Christie in his luxury box last season. Now Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is helping raise money for the governor’s presidential campaign.
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Gov. Christie continued to wage verbal war against teachers' unions at an education forum in New Hampshire on Wednesday, saying the unions deserved a "political punch in the face."
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WASHINGTON - As New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez announced his firm (but unsurprising) opposition Tuesday to President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, the votes of three other local Democrats hung in the balance, and with them critical tallies that could help determine whether the accord survives congressional objections.
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Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno dropped by the Adventure Aquarium in Camden on Tuesday, observing African penguins, sand tiger sharks, and a swarm of jellyfish as she promoted the waterfront attraction during her weekly state tourism tour.
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CapitolInq: Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) said Tuesday he will vote against the pending nuclear deal with Iran, and will vote to override a presidential veto if needed to help kill the deal, striking a firm - though unsurprising - stand against one of President Obama's top priorities.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming for your weed. And he’s not alone. He and virtually all of the announced candidates — including the Democrats — running to succeed President Obama have stances that don’t jive with the American public when it comes to marijuana legalization.
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New Jersey is spending at least $1.7 million, more than twice as much as previously known, on professionals mainly from the audit firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to turn around distressed gambling hub Atlantic City.
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Gov. Christie on Wednesday criticized presidential rival Jeb Bush as "re-litigating" the Iraq War, arguing that the unpopular conflict is "not a winning fight" for the Republican Party as it seeks to win the White House in 2016.
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Every year, thousands of soldiers from around the world call a New Jersey peer hotline looking for help. They have financial or marital problems. Some are suicidal.
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ATLANTIC CITY - Mayor Don Guardian said Tuesday that Gov. Christie may be weighing two objections from the city's emergency manager to the languishing legislation to rescue Atlantic City's finances, including whether casinos should be paying the city at a higher level for a longer period.
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Earlier this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed teacher’s unions, saying that they ought to be “punched in the face.” Now, Russ Walsh, a New Jersey teacher, has offered up his face for the pummeling, volunteering to take a punch from the gov.
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With 10 candidates on stage, the airtime will be spread thin during the first Republican presidential debate, starting at 9 tonight on Fox. But if given the opportunity, we’re betting Gov. Christie might employ a few tested lines. Chase these Christie favorites tonight with a beverage of your choice.
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He made the cut, but seizing the spotlight during the first Republican presidential debate may be a challenge when Gov. Christie takes his place at the edge of the stage Thursday night in Cleveland.
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Republican voters won't cast actual ballots for months, but the winnowing of a historically large field of contenders for the party's presidential nomination began Tuesday afternoon - in the offices of Fox News.
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Gov. Christie on Tuesday reflected on his Catholic faith and told diners at a New Hampshire restaurant that he had used birth control, against the teaching of his church.
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Whitney White, a Philadelphia entrepreneur, has resigned as a commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority, following a Philadelphia Daily News story about his bankruptcies and failed businesses.
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Kenney is doing another solid for the Norcross political clan.
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The super PAC backing Gov. Christie's presidential candidacy disclosed its list of donors to federal regulators Friday, offering the first detailed glimpse of his national network of financial backers.