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 »
Chris Christie is being investigated in a second bridge scandal, according to a report from the New York Times. The investigation — which the Times sourced to “people briefed on the matter” — centers on renovations to the Pulaski Skyway.
The Skyway, which opened in 1932, is notoriously unreliable. (“Unpredictable traffic congestion and its functionally obsolete design makes the Skyway one of the most unreliable roads in the United States,” Wikipedia helpfully notes.) The bridge closed to Northbound traffic as part of a massive overhaul in April. In 2010 and 2011, Christie wanted to use Port Authority money for repairs on the obsolete bridge. The problem? The Port Authority doesn’t own the bridge, the state does, and so it couldn’t.
But Christie persisted, and the authority justified the use of the money by calling the Skyway an access route to the Lincoln Tunnel. The Skyway actually connects to the Holland Tunnel, which is not eligible for Port Authority funds. The money for Skyway repairs was coming from the $3 billion in Port Authority money freed up when Christie killed the ARC trans-Hudson tunnel project in 2010.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is slowly gaining ground on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll.
Chris Christie’s threading a very difficult needle: He’s mounting what looks like the early stages of a presidential campaign even as federal charges loom against some of his former aides in the “Bridgegate” scandal — a development that could also ensnare him.
New Jersey Democrats are responding to Chris Christie’s plan to balance the state budget by lowering pension payments to state workers with a counter-proposal: Raise taxes on the rich, instead.
One gets the sense that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes Bridgegate is somebody else’s problem — because it certainly ain’t his.
Case in point: Christie spent the weekend mingling in Utah with the GOP’s top donors, and let them know that the Bridgegate scandal won’t be a problem if (when) he runs for president in 2016.