Articles Posted in the " Governor " Category

  • Christie seeks contrast with Walker, Bush at CPAC 2015

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog His budget speech wasn’t aimed at contrast, Save Jerseyans, but Chris Christie couldn’t get away from it on Thursday at CPAC 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland, in an interview with Laura Ingraham (see below). Laura’s interview contained most of the meat, including some tough words aimed at his primary […]

  • Barely registering in Iowa, Christie heads to CPAC (then Cali)

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog 4%. That’s where Governor Chris Christie stands in Iowa today according to the results of a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. His favorability rating there is upside down, 30 – 54 percent, despite his having visited the state a number of times, most recently back in January at the […]

  • Christie in Moorestown: “I don’t wanna leave this job unfinished”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Reminding a packed-house audience at the Moorestown Community Center that “we can’t leave it to someone else,” Governor Chris Christie delivered an impassioned plea for his pension reform road map in Burlington County on Wednesday afternoon just 24 hours before he once again steps into the national […]

  • Trenton’s Pension Death Spiral is Starting All Over Again

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog After Governor Christie’s dramatic, pension-centric budget speech, Save Jerseyans, I thought it was time to take a step back and update my history of Trenton’s pension “death spiral” with a little extra context. There are 50 states that are more than $4 trillion in debt, and New Jersey […]

  • PPP Poll: Christie now tied with Ted Cruz

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Not great news for Governor Christie in the polling department following Tuesday’s unconventional budget address, Save Jerseyans. A PPP (D) national GOP primary poll found that “Chris Christie just keeps on becoming more and more unpopular with Republican voters. Only 28% rate him favorably to 45% who have […]

  • I’ve got no idea what’s going on here

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s a lot that can (and will) be said about today’s $33.8 billion budget proposal – a 3.1% increase over last year – but for now, all I can offer is a big ‘ole shrug. I’ve got nothing. Substantively and politically, I’ve got no idea what our Governor is […]

  • TEXT: Chris Christie’s FY2016 Budget Address

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As prepared for delivery: Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Prieto, Lt. Governor Guadagno, members of the Legislature, friends, fellow New Jerseyans: I come before you today to present my budget for the Fiscal Year 2016. For the sixth time in a row, the budget I present is balanced. […]

  • LIVE: Christie FY2016 Budget Address

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This one is self-explanatory, Save Jerseyans, and it might be for all of the marbles. We’ve already had an eventful day under the dome… What’s next? Find out here. Governor Chris Christie’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address kicks off at 2:00 p.m. (give or take 20 minutes, […]

  • REPORT: Drewniak leaving Christie Administration

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog More budget speech day intrigue: Josh Dawsey of the Wall Street Journal breaks the news this morning that Governor Christie is losing a major part of his communications just as he prepares to defend his as-of-yet unseen FY2016 pitch. Michael Drewniak is moving on, Save Jerseyans. Mike has been […]

  • Chris Christie’s comeback should start today

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Reports of Governor Christie’s political demise have been exaggerated, Save Jerseyans. Greatly exaggerated? Perhaps not if you’re following the blow-by-blow donor battle and up-to-date polling trends as 2016 inches ever-closer. Things look grim. Could the bigger-than-life New Jerseyan’s fortunes change? Sure. Starting with today’s budget address, in fact, but it’s […]

  • Budget Eve Bombshell: Court orders Christie to make pension payments

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You can read Monday afternoon’s decision here, Save Jerseyans. The State of New Jersey must come up with a way to replace a $1.6 billion pension cut by June 30th. “The court cannot allow the State to simply turn its back on its obligations to New Jersey’s public employees–especially,” […]

  • Save Jersey with Term Limits

    By Austin Sekel | Before evaluating ways to “Save Jersey,” we must revisit why New Jersey needs saving in the first place. With unaccountable career politicians angling to make state government bigger each day, reminiscing will help us better understand why New Jersey is worth saving, and why citizens need to push back more […]

  • Christie heading to CPAC

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie is in for CPAC 2015, Save Jerseyans: New Jersey Governor @GovChristie will participate at CPAC 2015. #CPAC2015 — Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2015 The annual convention-style gathering, sponsored by the American Conservative Union, will take place from February 25th to 28th at the Gaylord National […]