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Feds Now Investigating GWB Lane Closures by Christie Appointees

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

The federal government is now investigating the closures of two lanes leading on to the nation's busiest bridge by former appointees of Governor Chris Christie, a prominent national Republican who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Goings and Comings

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WNYC

The roiling controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's appointees at the Port Authority claims another resignation; Christie sits down with reporters; and Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio names another government veteran, this one to be the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. WYNC's Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin.

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Transportation Nation

Top Christie Aide Is Out at Port Authority

Friday, December 13, 2013

WNYC

Two. That's now the number of top Christie aides who have resigned in the wake of a roiling controversy over the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge back in September.

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Transportation Nation

Next GWB Controversy Target: Chris Christie

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Jersey Democrats investigating the handling of mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge subpoenaed correspondence today from seven government officials in an effort to determine if Gov. Christie was involved. The same day, The Wall Street Journal reported that there's an alleged inter-state squabble between governors.

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Transportation Nation

After Controversial GWB Lane Closures, a Deeper Look at Port Authority Power

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It collects the tolls you pay at many of the region's bridges and tunnels. It operates LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports, and it builds and maintains some of the biggest development projects around New York, including the World Trade Center. And yet few people really understand the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Transportation Nation

Could GWB Lane Closures Have Implications for Christie?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The controversy over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September is beginning to get national media attention as Democrats link Governor Chris Christie, a possible presidential contender, to the issue.

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Transportation Nation

In GWB Hearing, "Aberrant" and "Illegal" Lane Ploy by Christie Men Draws Fire

Monday, December 09, 2013

WNYC

For as long as anyone can remember the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has worked like this: Two governors divide up the board and staff appointments, and the contracts that flow from that. No one blows the whistle on anyone else, because that might jeopardize one's own spoils. Not anymore.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Handlers

Saturday, December 07, 2013

WNYC

A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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Transportation Nation

Report: Controversial Christie Appointee Out at Port Authority

Friday, December 06, 2013

WNYC

A controversial appointee of Governor Chris Christie has resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, just as lawmakers are stepping up scrutiny of alleged politically-motivated closures of the George Washington Bridge by the Christie aide.  The Record of North Jersey is reporting that David Wildstein has said the closures have "been a distraction," and that he's decided to "move on."

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New Jersey News

Nonprofit Alleges Sandy Victims Couldn't Appeal for Aid

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Were Sandy victims improperly denied federal funds for rebuilding?

Documents obtained by a nonprofit in New Jersey found that some Sandy victims may have lost out at a second chance at receiving federal relief money.

By Aug. 1, the Christie administration had spent its first batch of funds from $600 ...

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Transportation Nation

NJ Lawmaker Demands Appearance by Port Authority Chief on GWB Lane Closures

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Assembly is subpoenaing Port Authority chief Pat Foye to explain closures on the George Washington Bridge earlier this year which snarled traffic for a week. The Port Authority's shifting explanations have led several state Democrats to charge it was a politically-motivated act of retribution against Fort Lee's mayor  -- who didn't support Governor Chris Christie's re-election.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Entering Stage Right, and Left

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie took a big step on the national stage this week, rising to head the National Governors Association. Meanwhile, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio talked transition under a big tent, and outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg shored up his legacy with a balanced budget announcement. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon break it down in This Week In Politics.

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WNYC News

Following Governor Christie at the Republican Governors Association

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Matt Katz has been live-tweeting from Arizona this week, where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has just become charirman of the Republican Governors Association. You can hear what Christie's been doing this week in host Amy Eddings' interview with Katz, which aired on All Things Considered Thursday afternoon. Here's the scene so far.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Role for Chris Christie

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Governor Christie has a new role as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association. WNYC reporter Matt Katz discusses how that helps with a possible run for president.

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New Jersey News

Chris Christie as "The King of Governors"

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's the unofficial launch of Chris Christie's run for president. The New Jersey governor is in Scottsdale, Arizona this week to be installed as the chair of the Republican Governor's Association. The governor arrives with a big expectations and a large entourage. New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz is there and discusses the scene with host Amy Eddings.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Lawmakers Ask Port Authority to Explain Abrupt Lane Closures at GWB

Thursday, November 14, 2013

WNYC

The closures caused huge traffic jams and came as a surprise to government officials, who are usually notified if there are going to be changes in traffic patterns.

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New Jersey News

Christie Speaks to Press for First Time in Two Months, Dodges Questions

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie took questions from the media for the first time in two months today. But he would not say what his legislative priorities are for his second term. 

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New Jersey News

Gov. Christie's Right Back in Campaign Mode

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Fresh off his 20-plus point win in Tuesday's election, many say Governor Chris Christie is right back in campaign mode — this time, for a run for the White House in 2016. Maggie Haberman, senior political writer for Politico, said the Republican is very good at capturing and leveraging national media attention.

"There is no question that he is extremely good about using the bully pulpit that he has, he's right next to the New York media market, and he is seen as a sort of quote-unquote sensible Republican by the press, that seems to work in his favor," she said.

To hear Host Amy Eddings' full interview with Maggie Haberman, click on the audio player.

 

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WNYC News

Christie, Buono Hit the Campaign Trail For One More Day

Monday, November 04, 2013

For weeks, the Chris Christie campaign has played to big crowds, while Democratic challenger Barbara Buono struggles to get her message out. But Christie's handlers have limited his press time in the run-up to the election. Matt Katz — who has covered Christie for the past three years for The Philadelphia Inquirer and who will be joining the staff of New Jersey Public Radio next week — has some theories about why.

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New Jersey News

Christie Runs on Rocky Economic Record

Sunday, November 03, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie is making his case for re-election, in part, by portraying himself as a savior of New Jersey's economy. Here's an examination of his biggest economic development program.

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