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WNYC News

New Jersey's Pension Problem: Part Deux

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Governor Christie has presented the largest budget in New Jersey state history.  The $34.5 billion spending plan has no tax increases and the largest payout yet for retired state workers' benefits.  The governor called those growing costs a "looming crisis" for the state, and has pledged to tackle it. Again.

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WNYC News

Christie Calls for Pension Reform Now, But Doesn't Say How

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

During his budget address, the Republican governor called pensions an "entitlement," much to the dismay of New Jersey Democrats.

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WNYC News

Christie Rebuffs Reporters as Questions About his Port Chief Mount

Monday, February 24, 2014

More potential conflicts of interest have surfaced for Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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WNYC News

Six Weeks After Bridgegate Broke, Six Questions for Gov. Christie

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gov. Christie hasn’t held a news conference since January 9, the day after bombshell correspondence was released indicating that top deputies ordered George Washington Bridge lanes closed as part of some sort political retaliation scheme. If and when he holds a press conference again, this is what I want to ask ...

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WNYC News

Team Christie Mum After Paper Calls on Port Chief to Resign

Friday, February 21, 2014

Saying "beyond Bridgegate, his tenure has been a failure," the Star-Ledger says its time for Christie's top man a the Port Authority to resign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Port Authority's Big Money Shifting Scheme

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Port Authority board’s chairman David Samson is well connected to Chris Christie, and the head of a powerful law firm. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein discusses her reporting on how Samson uses all three positions to his benefit.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit's Secret Deal With Christie's Favorite Firm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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The law firm run by Governor Christie's top man at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, extracted a secret agreement from New Jersey Transit that it would build a transit station in a favorable location for Samson's client.

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WNYC News

Finally, a Bit of Good News for Christie

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

After more than a month of relentless news stories about abuse-of-power scandals plaguing the Christie administration, the governor got three bits of good news on Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Endorsement: "We Blew It"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Despite "deep reservations," The Star-Ledger endorsed Chris Christie for governor last Fall. Now, they say they "blew it." Tom Moran, columnist for The Star-Ledger, talks about the newspaper rescinding their endorsement, and looks back at how they made their choice between two "flawed human beings."

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WNYC News

The Power Broker: How Christie's Port Point Man Plays All Sides of Transit Deals

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

As chair of the Port Authority, head of a successful law firm, and — above all — as a confidante of Gov. Chris Christie's, David Samson has been able to maximize his connections, which spin out across the region's transportation network.

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WNYC News

Christie Escapes NJ, But Finds Little Love in TX

Thursday, February 06, 2014

His relevance for 2016 may be in doubt, but with 36 governors races on this year's ballots, Chris Christie matters very much in 2014.  As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Christie leads the group charged with raising money for the GOP's gubernatorial candidates and getting them elected to office.

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WNYC News

If It's Bribery, This Must Be Hoboken

Thursday, February 06, 2014

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A 40-story apartment complex in exchange for Sandy aid? That's the way they roll in this New Jersey city.

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WNYC News

Christie Grants Eminent Domain, Doesn't Realize It

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The governor claimed on a radio show Monday night he didn't know anything about granting extraordinary eminent domain powers to a new higher education board in South Jersey. But Christie himself signed the bill into law less than three weeks ago.

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WNYC News

After Bridgegate, Port Authority Axes Job of Chris Christie Ally

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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David Wildstein's job at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been eliminated, according to an agency spokesperson.

When he came to the Port Authority, Wildstein's resume included political blogger, rug store manager, and mayor of tiny Livingston, NJ. He was given the title "Director of Interstate ...

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WNYC News

Bridgegate Subpoenas: Only 4 of 20 Respond

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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Responses to just four of the 20 subpoenas issued in the Bridgegate scandal have been provided to the special investigative committee in the New Jersey Legislature, WNYC has learned. The documents were due Monday.

Those complying are all current or former Port Authority officials: Philippe Danielides, aide to the authority ...

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WNYC News

Christie Pledges to Comply with a Subpoena as Ex-Aide Invokes the Fifth

Monday, February 03, 2014

The governor said in a radio interview on Monday evening that his office would cooperate with the U.S. Attorney investigating his administration.

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New Jersey News

Ten Sandy Contractors Give to GOP Group Headed by Christie

Monday, February 03, 2014

The national Republican group that Gov. Christie chairs -- and that helped to elect him governor twice -- collected donations last year from at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief, WNYC has learned. 

A review of IRS documents released late Friday indicate that the companies, which ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A What-Christie-Knew-When Timeline

Monday, February 03, 2014

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein released a letter Friday claiming "evidence exists" that shows Governor Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings as they were happening, contrary to what he said in a January press conference. Christie responded with a letter of his own accusing Wildstein and The New York Times of botching the facts. New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katz discusses the latest news, and tries to lay out a "what-Christie-knew-when" timeline.

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WNYC News

Ex-Port Authority Official Says Christie Knew of Lane Closures

Friday, January 31, 2014

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A letter from David Wildstein's attorney says the Governor was aware of the closures in September when they happened.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chris Christie's Public Records Foul

Friday, January 31, 2014

Documents show that the New Jersey governor's office has been keeping some expenditures quiet despite laws that require official business to be made public. Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein have been covering the unfolding scandal, and join us to talk about Christie's transparency problems.

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