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NJ Governor Christie Proposes $32.9 Billion Budget

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $32.9 billion budget Tuesday that allows more poor residents to enroll in Medicaid and increases public school aid but defers property tax rebates for three months to cover a projected budget shortfall.

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Christie Agrees to Expand Medicaid in NJ

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of uninsured, low-income residents in New Jersey could soon be covered by President Obama's healthcare overhaul, now that Governor Chris Christie is endorsing an expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state.

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Atlantic City's Revel Casino Declares Bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Governor Chris Christie is putting a positive spin on the bankruptcy filing by Atlantic City's newest casino and hotel. The New Jersey governor says the filing actually shows confidence in Revel because investors are exchanging debt for stock in the company.  

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Lautenberg, Senate's Oldest Member, Says He Will Retire

Friday, February 15, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced to supporters in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., on Friday that he will not seek reelection to a sixth term next year, when he turns 90.

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Ongoing Questions in Menendez Saga

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

Questions continue to dog New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez about his relationship with his friend and campaign donor, Doctor Salomon Melgen.

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Paterson Silk Strike Remembered in Sleepy NJ Suburb

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

WNYC

Hidden away in the quiet New Jersey suburb of Haledon, N.J., a stately Victorian home is the epicenter of a movement to remember a big labor victory in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913.

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Menendez Ethics Review Could Take Months

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

The Senate Ethics committee is looking at whether Senator Bob Menendez acted improperly when he failed to disclose gifts from a political donor who is under investigation by the FBI.

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Mixed Reviews for Wanding in Newark Schools

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

Metal detectors and security guards have been part of high school life in New Jersey’s largest city for more than 30 years. And students are pretty happy about it.

 

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Debris Removal Firm Has Deep NJ Political Ties, Report Finds

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Christie administration was quick to sign up with a Florida firm to help clean up the state after Sandy. The firm, Ashbritt, specializes in expediting Federal Emergency Management Agency payments for debris removal for local governments. It also has given close to $300,000 dollars to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, according to The Star-Ledger.

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Wave of Out-of-State Builders Has NJ on Guard

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey is seeing an unprecedented wave of home improvement contractors from out-of-state, looking to cash in on repairing the tens of thousands of homes damaged by Sandy, according to state officials. The state's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning that failure to do some basic research could cost home owners dearly.

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Senator Menendez Returns to DC Amidst Ethics Review

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez heads back to Washington Monday as questions over his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a long time friend and major campaign donor from Florida, continue to attract scrutiny.

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Hoboken Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Three months after Sandy sent floodwaters streaming through the streets of Hoboken, things look mostly back to normal. But behind the scenes, the recovery continues.

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Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Governor Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Sandy.

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Seaside Heights Faces ‘Economic Suicide’ If Boardwalk Isn’t Rebuilt by May

Friday, January 18, 2013

The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says the boardwalk should be restored by Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.

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Christie Takes Aim At Gun Violence and NRA

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WNYC

In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.

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Sandy Aid Debate Heats Up in the House

Monday, January 14, 2013

This weekend, in several towns hit hard by Sandy in both New York and New Jersey, residents turned out at impromptu "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" rallies aimed at keeping pressure on Washington to pass the $50.7 billion dollar relief bill.

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Christie State of the State Focuses on Re-Building

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign with a State of the State address that viewed his governorship through his own rosy lens and repeated his campaign mantra that everything the state needs – including a massive rebuilding effort after Sandy – can be achieved without raising taxes.

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Christie's State of the State Address to Stick to Sandy Rebuild Theme

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

The pomp and circumstance of the 2013 Governor's State of the State address comes in an election year in which both the governorship and the entire state legislature are up for grabs.

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Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

Monday, January 07, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the state's efforts at rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as well as his contentious proposal to cut taxes in the year ahead. Watch the address and chat live with us.

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Most Eligible Newark Teachers Take a Pass on New Bonus Program

Friday, January 04, 2013

As Newark’s landmark teachers contract begins to be implemented, only about 20 percent of district teachers who can opt to earn bonuses for exemplary evaluations and service in hard-to-fill slots have actually decided to do so.

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