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Playing Ball With Chris Christie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WNYC

On May 13, 2013, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno had a now notorious chat with the mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, in the parking lot of a Sandy-damaged ShopRite.

Zimmer remembers Guadagno threatening her: If she didn’t approve a development project run by the Rockefeller Group, which was represented by Bridgegate-embroiled ...

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WNYC News

Where in the World Is Sen. Cory Booker?

Monday, April 07, 2014

When he was Newark's mayor, Cory Booker was everywhere - magazine spreads, cable news, and even a TV series. But since his election to the Senate, he's been conspicuously silent.

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WNYC News

How Christie's Office Used Government Employees to Win Endorsements

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The thrust of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election strategy last year was to secure endorsements from Democratic officials -- and new Bridgegate documents show just how intent he was to make sure that happened.

The documents, culled by WNYC from thousands of pages released by his attorney last week ...

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Bible Lessons Explain NJ's Budget Sacrifice

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Like Esau, New Jersey's short-term gain to help balance the budget gives up some long-term benefits.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Overdose Crisis

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Fatal drug overdoses in New Jersey have risen to more than one per day. Patty DiRenzo, a parent and advocate, and Frank Greenagel, addiction and recovery treatment counselor, chair of the task force established by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and professor at Rutgers University, discuss a new report that addresses the heroin and prescription drug use crisis in the state, including its recommendations for addiction treatment and policy changes.

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Transportation Nation

34,000 NJ Vehicles Will Need to Find a Detour Starting April 12th

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

A decaying bridge connecting New Jersey commuters to New York City is closing down for two years as part of a $1 billion renovation project. 

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WNYC News

Enrollment Deadline Is Here. But Holes in Data Leave Big Question Mark

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today is the deadline for applying for ACA insurance. The White House says it's hit its target. But in places like Newark, it's not clear how successful the process has been.    

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WNYC News

Christie's 'Disgusting, Sexist' Bridgegate Report

Friday, March 28, 2014

WNYC

The internal review into Bridgegate by Gov. Christie's lawyers is being criticized as sexist.

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Transportation Nation

Should the Port Authority Be Split Up?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Governor Chris Christie is "intrigued by the idea of dismantling the Port Authority operations." But dividing up its assets and responsibilities between New York and New Jersey doesn't make any sense, say transportation experts. 

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WNYC News

Fifth Christie Ally Resigns

Friday, March 28, 2014

As a close ally and confidante resigns from the Port Authority, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in his first press conference in months that he's been "sensitized" by the bridgegate scandal.

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WNYC News

A Jilted Lover, a 'Crazy' Man and Diane Sawyer: What Christie Crisis Management Looks Like

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

Here are six takeaways from how the Christie Administration's lawyers unveiled a report from their internal Bridgegate investigation.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Gaming Bet Comes up Short

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Internet gambling is off to the races, but so far only about $4 million in tax revenue has been raised. That's far short of the $160 million Governor Chris Christie expected. Here’s why the state may have bet too much. 

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WNYC News

If the Bridgegate Review Is Legit, It Must Answer These Questions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

Lawyers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will release a report this morning examining the scandals that have piled up around the governor since the discovery last fall that days of traffic jams in Fort Lee were engineered by Christie's political staffers. The governor was reelected in a landslide last ...

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WNYC News

A Year Later...Just Five Sandy Recovery Projects Get Oversight

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

Angry Sandy victims still can’t return to their damaged homes because the recovery projects aren’t getting oversight. In fact, only five programs even have a monitor. But this hasn’t kept contractors from billing for millions. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What the New Bridgegate Emails Teach Us

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The circle of people around Chris Christie who knew about the "traffic problems in Fort Lee" is growing -- though there is still no evidence directly linking the Governor to the plan. Matt Katz, reporter for New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC, explains what the newly-released Bridgegate emails suggest about the Christie administration's involvement. See all WNYC's Bridgegate coverage on The Christie Tracker.

 

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WNYC News

Port Authority Chair Samson, Under Fire, Voices Concern About Reform

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Embattled Port Authority chief David Samson is objecting to an outside review of how the bi-state agency's board works. And his objection comes as federal prosecutors are intensifying their scrutiny of Samson.

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WNYC News

New Bridgegate Emails Hint At Cover-Up

Monday, March 17, 2014

New documents show Christie's former campaign manager was aware of GW lane closures while they were happening, and include a warning for another former aide to delete her social media accounts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Pensions - Political Investing

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lee Fang, contributing writer for The Nation, reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, and author of The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right (The New Press, 2013), talks about his investigation into the investment practices of New Jersey's public pensions by the Christie administration.

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WNYC News

Bridgegate in Five Minutes

Monday, March 17, 2014

WNYC

The Bridgegate and Sandy aid scandals surrounding Governor Chris Christie can be a little confusing, so we thought we'd catch you up on how this all began. New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz have the story so far.

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New Jersey News

Deductibles, Co-Pays & Costs, Oh My!

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's not just the glitchy federal website. In New Jersey, the Affordable Care Act has left workers struggling over complicated choices.

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