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Seeking Patience, Christie Announces Some Sandy Buyouts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The state of New Jersey has issued its first round of buyout offers for Sandy-ravaged homes in Sayreville — and Governor Chris Christie says dozens more offers are on the way.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Spitzer Circus, NJ Dune Decision

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey News

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's time to catch up on the latest news from the Garden State. Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Matt Katz talks about the the special election to fill New Jersey's senate seat, Christie's re-election bid, the decision to rebuild dunes along the shore, and the marriage equality lawsuit.

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New Jersey News

DOMA: Christie's Veto on Gay Marriage Excludes Gay Couples in New Jersey From Federal Benefits

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie's veto on gay marriage means same-sex couples in New Jersey are now excluded from receiving 1,138 federal benefits awarded to same-sex married couples in 13 other states where gay marriage is legal.

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New Jersey News

Christie and Buono Share Dais, Not Pleasantries

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and State Senator Barbara Buono made their first joint appearance since winning their parties’ primaries last week.

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New Jersey News

Christie Says He'll Back Tea Party Candidate

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie says won't endorse a candidate for the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey before the primary vote in August. But he'll back the Republican candidate, even if it's Tea Party-backed conservative Steve Lonegan.  

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WNYC News

In NJ Senate Race, GOP Field Sparse as Democrats Crowd In

Monday, June 10, 2013

All the candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey have gotten their signature petitions in, and it's a crowded field. On the Democratic side, there's a celebrity mayor, two long-serving Congressmen, and the Speaker of the state assembly. On the Republican side, the best known-candidate is a former mayor who has lost two statewide races, but he's got Tea Party credentials in his right pocket.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Yikes! FIVE elections between now and November

Friday, June 07, 2013

WNYC

With the addition of two special elections in New Jersey, and a likely October run-off in the New York City Democratic primary, we're looking at five -- count 'em five! election days in New York and New Jersey.  Find out how Chris Christie shows a sign of weakness, and why Weiner "disgusts" one Democratic leader. Plus, lever machines make a comeback, and so does the "old" Anthony Weiner.

Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, Brigid Bergin, and Nancy Solomon break down this week in politics.

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New Jersey News

Meet the Newest Senator from NJ

Thursday, June 06, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's pick to fill the seat vacated by Senator Frank Lautenberg isn't a household name. But Attorney General Jeff Chiesa and the governor have had a friendship that spans decades. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Interim U.S. Senator from N.J.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, discusses what legislation the interim U.S. Senator from New Jersey will vote on before a new senator is elected in the October special election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gov. Christie Announces Senate Election

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Barbara Buono, New Jersey State Senator and Democratic candidate for Governor, reacts to Governor Christie's decision on how to handle a vacant Senate seat, plus how the new elections might influence the vote for governor.  Also, Ross Baker, professor of political science at Rutgers University, explains the process to fill Senator Lautenberg's seat, and what it tells us about Governor Christie's political calculus.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's 2012 Win; NJ Senate Election; Internet Hate Speech

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Jonathan Alter’s new book The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies tells the story of the 2012 election. He talks about that and analyzes the current news. Plus: Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League on how to fight viral hate speech on the Internet; Rutgers professor Ross Baker on the special election to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat; and Curtis White talks about his book on the defense of arts and culture against “scientism.”

Transportation Nation

Christie: Lautenberg's Tunnel Project "A Dog That Deserved to Be Gone"

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

A day after Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn't pull any punches over one of their most bitter disagreements:  a transit tunnel under the Hudson River that Christie cancelled. The death of the so-called ARC tunnel, for "Access to the Region's Core," rankled Lautenberg to the end.

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New Jersey News

Christie Calls Special Election in Oct. for Lautenberg Seat

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death on Monday.

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WNYC News

Who Will Replace Senator Frank Lautenberg?

Monday, June 03, 2013

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie will appoint a temporary replacement for the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. But what happens next is still up in the air.

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Transportation Nation

Christie Faces Climate Change Protest

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WNYC

New Jerseyans protesting Chris Christie's climate change policies greeted the Governor as he appeared with President Barack Obama at the Asbury Park Convention Center Monday.

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Transportation Nation

Parsing Chris Christie on Climate Change and Storms

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez took a well-publicized drubbing this week when she asked Governor Chris Christie about our reporting on New Jersey Transit, and Climate Change. So she decided to dig in, just what exactly is the relationship between Sandy and climate change, and how do New Jerseyans feel about Christie's position?

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Transportation Nation

New Jersey Transit Ignored Climate Change Warnings

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Transit commissioned a study on climate change. But the report didn't raise alarms, and when Sandy roared in, the nation's largest statewide transit agency was overwhelmed, leaving trains in low-lying areas and suffering $120 million in damage to a flooded fleet.

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Transportation Nation

Listeners: NJ Transit Needs Overhaul

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WNYC

Following our story on how NJ Transit stumbled when it came to preparing for storm Sandy, you were pretty clear. You want better management, and better communication. 

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New Jersey News

Christie Gets Bariatric Surgery to Slim Down, But Many Candidates Lack Access to Procedure

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery in a bid to lose weight. The various procedures — known collectively as bariatric surgery — have a mixed record, but they've grown more popular as the nation grapples with increasing obesity rates. Even so, these operations are not an option for many of the country’s most obese.

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