The next difficult item on Gov. Chris Christie’s agenda: Ban smoking from Jersey beaches? Or leave the issue alone? Read more »
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.
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.
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:
Speaking to reporters Saturday at a conference of the National Governors Association in Nashville, Tennessee, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continued to talk like a man with plans for a 2016 presidential run while finding new ways to be coy about actually committing to said presidential run.
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would restrict gun magazines to no more than 10 rounds apiece.
Gov. Chris Christie is taking fire for his use of the state helicopter, with the brunt of criticism coming from a group promoting Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects. NJ.com reports that the group, American Bridge, criticized Christie for flying instead of taking a relatively short (and cheaper) 40 minute drive from Haddon Heights to Trenton following a town meeting: Read more »