Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Governor to lay out priorities in 3 p.m. address to Legislature.
Tuesday, February 26
Gov. Chris Christie will unveil his state budget in an address to the state Legislature at 3 p.m. today. The governor will deliver a budget speech that details the administration's funding priorities. He is expected to address post-Sandy rebuilding and could speak about how automatic federal funding cuts would affect New Jersey budgeting. Last year, Christie called for a 10-percent income tax cut that ultimately wasn't included in the $31.7 billion spending plan. Check back with Patch at 3 p.m. to watch the address live.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The governor will host town hall meeting at Pine Brook Jewish Center in Montville.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Sunday, February 24
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well. In the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Governor hailed as hero following Sandy, says he's 'more ready' to consider presidential run.
Thursday, January 24
Gov. Chris Christie has been considered by some legislators and constituents to be somewhat of a hero for his response and leadership following Superstorm Sandy. But now that the storm has passed, the governor is looking toward the future and a potential run for presidency, according to a Time magazine article, "The Boss," about the state's leader. As Republicans look to place a strong candidate in the 2016 presidential election, Christie may be their choice. But state Democratic leaders said there is much the governor has still not delivered on during his tenure. Despite rumors that he was planning to run for president in 2012, Christie publicly announced several times over that he did not have intentions to run. Now months later, after …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Governor's press secretary says Thursday's vote was 'partisan theater' and Fredric Knapp will remain in place as Morris County's acting prosecutor.
Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp got a thumbs down vote in the New Jersey Senate on Thursday, but the governor's office said the vote was "partisan theater" and Knapp will remain in place as Morris County's acting prosecutor and will be renominated by Gov. Chris Christie next year. Knapp was nominated by Christie in June to be the next Morris County prosecutor, but he never was considered by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee. That led Christie to order what Democrats said was a shocking Attorney General's Office takeover of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office last week, removing former Prosecutor Robert Bianchi, whose term technically ended on June 22, and having Knapp sworn in as the acting prosecutor in …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Complaint claims law that allowed Attorney General to take over Morris County Prosecutor's Office at Gov. Chris Christie's request is unconstitutional.
Former Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi is suing to try to have the courts overturn a law that allowed the Attorney General to take over the Morris County Prosecutor's Office on Friday at Gov. Chris Christie's request, according to The Star-Ledger. Bianchi's father filed the lawsuit Monday on his son's behalf, claiming the law that allowed the Attorney General's Office "supersession" on Friday is unconstitutional because it conflicts with another state law that says a governor can only remove a county prosecutor after showing cause and holding a public hearing, the report says. Christie said in a news conference Friday uncertainty about the status of the position hurts office morale, according to reports. Christie requested the move…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie 'continues to fully support' Fredric Knapp and wants there to be a fair hearing, his deputy press secretary says.
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet next Thursday, but Gov. Chris Christie's nominee for the next Morris County prosecutor is nowhere on the agenda. Fredric Knapp, a Randolph resident and founding member of the law firm Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski in Florham Park, was nominated in June for the position, but the Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet considered the nomination. "Since the Governor filed his nomination, it continues to languish in the Senate," Sean Conner, Christie's deputy press secretary, said in an email this week. "The Governor continues to fully support Mr. Knapp and hopes he will receive a fair, open hearing and an up or down vote." Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari would …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Governor and Jon Stewart talk Sandy, Springsteen and Christie's health care veto.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Watch part two of the interview on The Daily Show website.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
In a light moment, Gov. Christie chides a reporter for asking a question about the Hostess bankruptcy. The maker of Twinkies and other baked goods said Friday that it will shut down operations after failing to come to terms with its Bakers Union.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
New ferry service also set to begin from Hoboken to New York City, officials said Sunday.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
PATH train service at Newark Penn and Harrison stations to Manhattan will resume Monday morning, Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. Service will begin at 5 a.m., according to a news release. Trains will run in both directions until 10 p.m. between Newark Penn and 33rd Street in New York City. The temporary line will include stops at Journal Square, Grove Street and Newport Stations in Jersey City and 14th, 23rd, and 33rd street stations in New York City, the release said. Trains will skip Christopher and 9th Streets in New York. Disabled passengers will only be able to access platforms at Newark, Journal Square and 33rd Street. PATH service remains suspended at Hoboken, Exchange Place and the World Trade …