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WNYC News

In Debate Buono Comes Back Stronger but Christie Still Leads

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey state senator Barbara Buono might be lagging behind Governor Chris Christie in the polls but she didn't back down from him Tuesday night during the candidate's second and last debate.

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WNYC News

Governor Christie Says He Will Likely Approve Revised Version of a Medical Marijuana Bill

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he wants changes to a bill that would make medical marijuana more accessible to chronically ill children in the state. He sent the bill back to the New Jersey legislature with recommendations.

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New Jersey News

FEMA Warned Christie That No-Bid Contract Could Jeopardize Funds

Friday, March 29, 2013

WNYC

New information has emerged about a New Jersey contract with AshBritt, a politically-connected debris removal company.  

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New Jersey News

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Preview of Gov. Christie's Budget

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

John Mooney, founding editor of njspotlight.com, looks ahead to this afternoon's budget address by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.

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The Takeaway

NJ State Budget Bucks National Education Spending Trends

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Across the country, states' and local governments have been getting to the difficult work of balancing their bottom lines. In New Jersey, Republican Governor Chris Christie proposed a $29.4 billion budget which, he argues, reduces state spening by 2.6 percent for the 2012 fiscal year. The governor went on to describe a "new normal" of practical taxing and thrifty spending for his state, which is currently burdened by an $11 billion deficit. The governor's new normal includes a 15 percent cut to the Dept. of Health and Senior Services, state-wide benefit reform that would increase the amount state employees pay for their health insurance and increase retirement contributions from 8 percent to 30 percent, and a $2.5 billion tax cut to businesses. It wasn't all about cuts though; Gov. Christie increased school aid by $250 million, and gave $50 million to charter schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Budget Recap

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented a stark choice in his budget address yesterday: either cut state worker benefits or abandon hopes for property tax relief. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, looks at the latest budget proposals and the fiscal crunch in the Garden State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stucknation: Tunnels, Paladino on Homosexuality, Christie's Rise

Monday, October 11, 2010

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to suspend construction on the ARC tunnel; Carl Paladino's controversial remarks about homosexuals; and how local politics are having a big impact around the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Changes for New Jersey Public Workers

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lisa Fleisher, statehouse bureau reporter for the Star-Ledger, talks about Governor Christie's proposed changes to pensions and benefits for the state's public workers.

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