Streams

Chris Christie

WNYC News

NJ Budget Dance Continues

Monday, June 23, 2014

Democrats take the lead, offering a deal that would increase taxes and maintain pension payments.

Comment

WNYC News

Can Chris Christie Keep His State From Sinking?

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

New Jersey is growing hotter, wetter, and sinking faster into the sea than almost any other state in the nation. Yet climate change isn't a topic that the state's governor wants to talk about. 

Comments [6]

WNYC News

With Budget Showdown Looming, Christie Takes on 2016

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Despite Bridgegate and a budget crisis, Christie is pressing ahead with 2016 preparations.

Comment

WNYC News

NJ Governor Busts a Move on The Tonight Show

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie danced, cracked jokes and traded good-natured insults with Jimmy Fallon during his appearance on The Tonight Show Thursday night.

In honor of Father's Day, Christie and Fallon started off the show in khaki pants and tucked-in polo shirts to perform a skit on ...

Comment

WNYC News

Christie Aide: I Didn't Ask, I Didn't Take Notes, I Don't Recall

Monday, June 09, 2014

WNYC

In day-long testimony before NJ’s legislative Bridgegate panel, Gov. Chris Christie's Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd said over and over that he didn’t ask key officials any details of the lane closure scandal.

And when, at last, he did ask questions, he took no notes.

The Bridgegate scandal was coming ...

Comment

New Jersey News

Christie's Meh Job Approval At Home Consistent With 2016 GOP Rivals

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WNYC

A new poll out from Fairleigh Dickinson University indicates that Gov. Christie's approval rating among New Jerseyans is 44 percent, a steep drop from the plus-50 percent approval ratings he enjoyed in his first term on the way to a landslide reelection victory. And an increasing number of New ...

Comment

Transportation Nation

Jersey City Sues the Port Authority

Friday, May 23, 2014

WNYC

Jersey City says the Port Authority is getting a sweetheart tax deal — and it's going to court to collect.

Read More

Comments [1]

WNYC News

NJ Budget's 'Day of Reckoning' Has Arrived

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chris Christie is hardly the first governor to raid the state's pension fund to plug holes in the budget. But it may be the end of the line for budgeting gimmicks.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Christie cuts $2.4 Billion From Pension Fund, Signalling Fight Ahead

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Facing yet another budget shortfall, New Jersey's governor is cutting pension payments by $2.4 billion, triggering a major confrontation with the Democratic Legislature and the public employee unions.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Whatever Happened to Mark Zuckerberg $100 Million Gift to Newark's Schools?

Friday, May 16, 2014

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to Newark's troubled school district, and then-Mayor Cory Booker promised to change the face of urban school reform. 

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie's Spokesperson Speaks

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gov. Christie's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, is the latest Christie staffer to testify before a committee investigating the lane closures on the GWB last year. Matt Katz, reporter for NJPR, shares the details of his testimony, including any surprising revelations.

Comments [13]

WNYC News

Christie's Spox: Gov Knew Nothing of GWB Lane Closures

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WNYC

Michael Drewniak has worked for Christie for 12 years, and is the closest aide to be questioned publicly so far.

Comment

WNYC News

This Week in Politics: The Politics of Budgets

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio's budget was all good news — which was not the case for Gov. Chris Christie.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

"You Can't Trust Anyone"

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A former Christie staffer, Christina Renna, testified before an investigative committee yesterday - the first time a Christie official has given Bridgegate testimony. Matt Katz, reporter for NJPR explains what we learned from the testimony, including how Bridget Kelly told Renna "you can't trust anyone" after she was fired. Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, talks about her reporting on what the Bridgegate scandal means for the Port Authority and reform of the bi-state agency.

Comments [12]

WNYC News

This Week In Politics: A Union Deal for de Blasio, Questions for Christie

Saturday, May 03, 2014

WNYC

Spring has finally sprung for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he revels in a union deal...while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a yawning budget deficit, more questions on Bridgegate, and the specter of losing support in a presidential primary to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and ...

Comment

New Jersey News

Republicans On Bridgegate Panel Are Getting Angrier and Angrier

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Republicans on the New Jersey Legislature's Bridgegate committee are getting angry.

"The committee's leadership and operations have demonstrated that the committee's purpose turned from an inquiry into the clearly flawed inner-workings of the Port Authority, into a political vehicle designed to damage the governor's standing and popularity," the Republicans ...

Comment

Transportation Nation

Christie Makes Totally Boring Choice for Port Authority Chair

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WNYC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a retired insurance executive, John Degnan, to serve as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Read More

Comment

New Jersey News

Christie vs. Colorado

Sunday, April 27, 2014

WNYC

Chris Christie has picked yet another fight. This time, with the state of Colorado. The response from the Rockies was initially mild. Then it got ugly.

In recent weeks Christie has fielded an inordinate number of questions about the legalization of marijuana. He is, as always, unequivocal in his opposition, ...

Comment

WNYC News

Activists Toke Up, But No Arrests at NJ Capitol

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WNYC

At 4:20 p.m., activists pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana lit joints and ate pot brownies as police watched from the steps of the New Jersey State House.

Comments [1]

New Jersey News

The Risks Parents Take to Get Their Kids Medical Marijuana

Friday, April 18, 2014

WNYC

Delays in New Jersey's medical marijuana program have desperate parents importing it from other states, and making their own concoctions for young and disabled children.

Comments [4]