Chris Christie Isn’t Campaigning for All GOP Candidates

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Humphrey)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Humphrey)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie — who heads the Republican Governors Association — has come under fire from a New York Republican challenging Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo there. Rob Astorino said Christie should step down from the RGA since Christie isn’t supporting Astorino’s candidacy.

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N.J. Takes Out ‘Bridge Loan’ to Cover Expenses, Again

The same day New Jersey’s new $32.1 billion budget went into effect, the state took out a short term bridge loan worth $2.6 billion from J.P. Morgan. Without it, the state wouldn’t have been able to meet its expenses.

This is actually a common occurrence. The loan was $2.6 billion in 2006; in 2011 it was $2.25 billion. The state has been taking out extra money for more than two decades now, but the process of doing it at the start of the fiscal year dates back just to Jon Corzine. “There are climbing imbalances between receipts of funds and disbursement of funds, which has led the state to have a [type of] short term borrowing…  since 1991,” Chris Santarelli, a Treasury spokesman, told The Star-Ledger.

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Chris Christie: The Fight Against Marriage Equality Is Not Over

Chris Christie

Marriage equality may be a “settled issue” in his state, but that doesn’t mean New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to see same-sex weddings legalized across the country. At the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this weekend, Christie reminded a roomful of Republican governors that most “states in the country still ban same-sex marriage, so I don’t think it’s time to stop having the discussion.” More of his ramblings from The Advocate:

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