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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Menendez, Hillary & Christie: Perfect Together

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Private flights from friends and hidden emails, sound familiar?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Charges Imminent Against Sen. Menendez

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Justice Department is getting ready to file federal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. The Bergen Record's Mike Kelly explains.

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New Jersey News

Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement

Thursday, March 05, 2015

An explosive new allegation links one of Gov. Christie's top aides with a questionable environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Christie Pivots

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

In politics, pivoting on an issue can score points, but it also carries the risk of being labeled a flip-flop. Here are four points where Gov. Christie changed his stance this past week.

WNYC News

Christie Pushes Business-Tax Cuts, Racking Up $600M in Lost Revenue

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Next year's budget calls for more in business tax breaks, despite depleted transportation fund and court-ordered pension payments.

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WNYC News

Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Two Democrats and two Republicans drafted a letter to the New Jersey state senate asking legislators oppose the confirmation of Bob Barr.

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WNYC News

Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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New Jersey News

Why Did NJ Settle a $9 Billion Pollution Case for Pennies on the Dollar?

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Jersey sought $9 billion from ExxonMobil for the contamination of 1,500 acres of marshland. So why did the Christie administration settle out of court for $250 million?

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WNYC News

Christie's Pension Commission Calls for Compromise

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The commission says the only way New Jersey can pay for its pension and health benefits is if they cost the state less.

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WNYC News

Christie's Budget Cuts $148M from Hospital Charity Care

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Obamacare is helping state with budget problems, but hospitals worry the cuts will leave people in need.

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WNYC News

Christie and Union Disagree on Agreement for Pension Reform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The governor said there was an "unprecedented accord" with the teachers union on reforms to retirement and health benefits. The union said there wasn't.

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WNYC News

Gov. Chris Christie Unveils Budget for 2016

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Governor renewed his call to overhaul New Jersey's ailing pension fund, but did not address a judge's ruling that he broke the law by shorting NJ's payment into the fund.

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WNYC News

Cloudy With a Chance of Injury: What Meteorologists Learned from Sandy

Monday, February 23, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Forecasters are changing their language to emphasize potential harm rather than what type of storm is coming.

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WNYC News

Does Christie's 'Don't Raise Taxes' Pledge Include the Gas Tax?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. We hear ya, gov. But about the gas tax? Are you pledging, or negotiating?

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

'Grave Concerns' with Common Core

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As New Jersey kids gear up for their first PARCC exams, is Gov. Christie even behind the Common Core? Also, on a recent New Hampshire trip, he unveiled a presidential platform.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Gov. Christie Flip-Flops on Common Core

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Governor Christie previously supported common core but now says he has "grave doubts" about the standards. NJ Spotlight's John Mooney explains what this means for education in NJ.

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WNYC News

In Newark, Almost Half of Last Year's Murders Remain Unsolved

Monday, February 16, 2015

WNYC
About 75 percent of those killed in Newark are deliberate targets over drug territory, according to the police director. Of last year's 93 murders, 42 have not yet led to an arrest. 

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Governor Christie’s Favorite Story

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A story often told gets a closer look. The gov. makes his 13th trip to Iowa. Grumbling gets louder among NJ republicans. And the phrase “Chairman’s Flight” enters the lexicon.

WNYC News

NJ Says 'NO' to Oysters and All They Have to Offer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New York and New Jersey have startlingly different policies on the bivalve, which can help clean dirty waters and mitigate storm surges from hurricanes.

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WNYC News

Who is Still Signing up for ObamaCare in Newark?

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
New Jersey Public Radio teamed up with New Jersey Citizen Action to host an Obamacare enrollment fair in Newark. Several who enrolled had gone years without any health coverage.

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