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Christie distances himself from Trump over Flynn

Chris Christie waded into national politics again today, Save Jerseyans, during a state house press conference to discussed New Jersey issues. “He’s not my cup of tea. If I were president, I could decide who comes in and who doesn’t. He could go on a tour if he wanted to,” Christie told reporters, responding to […]

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VIDEO: Christie vows to spend “last bit of political capital” on lottery proposal

Gov. Chris Christie dropped by the New Jersey Alliance for Action Annual Transportation Conference on Tuesday in Middlesex County and, in his remarks, pitched his plan to cut New Jersey’s pension liability with funds from the state lottery. Watch: Transcript: Governor Christie: Remember this administration has reduced government employees at the state level by nearly 11,000 […]

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GOP Legislators Join Lawsuit to Stop Christie’s State House Renovations

Chris Christie’s No.2 wants to halt the $300 million state house renovation project that a new estimate suggests could spike to $700 million before it’s all said and done. Two other members of the Republican Governor’s own party – Senators Kip Bateman and Mike Doherty – are joining a lawsuit to accomplish the same end. “While the law is […]

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Citing Skyrocketing Cost Estimates, Guadagno Calls On Christie to Halt State House Renovations

A $450 million project cost overrun is reason enough for second look, right? Considering it’s 2.5-times more than was originally projected? There’s disagreement in the Administration on that point. After reports leaked that ongoing State House renovations could reach $750 million over the next 30 years — not the $300 million originally peddled to sell the deal — […]

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Lawmakers Grill State Officials on Plans to Dip into Horizon Reserves

New Jersey lawmakers tried in vain to pry from state officials more details on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to make Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield pay for certain public healthcare needs, a plan that has sparked nearly unanimous opposition from legislators, business leaders, and public advocates of all kinds. Members of the Assembly budget committee […]


ROONEY’S DEBATE RECAP: Dueling Tax Plans, RGGI Inexplicably Returns, and Christie Looms Large

So I was one of probably five (?) people watching last night’s NJTV-broadcasted GOP gubernatorial debate at Stockton University, Save Jerseyans, and, save for a few exceptionally stupid questions (more on that shortly), I found the clash between Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Jack Ciattarelli illuminating. There’s a LOT to discuss so let’s hit the […]

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THE OPIOID ADS AREN’T WORKING: Christie stuck in Jim Florio’s approval rating basement

Chris Christie‘s approval rating remains in the proverbial toilet,  Save Jerseyans, as the Governor is a little more than eight months away from leaving office. The results of a recent Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday found Christie mired at 18%. He had been at 17% in January and then 19% in March in Quinnipiac’s polling. Former Governor Jim […]

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Christie expands public worker fertility insurance coverage to include lesbians

TRENTON – Lesbians and other people who want to use non-conventional means to conceive a child are entitled to insurance coverage for fertility treatments if they work for state government or the public schools, under a measure Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday. The law mandating coverage for infertility was defined narrowly, sponsors say, […]


Christie vetoes 7 bills including Trump tax return legislation

No surprises here, Save Jerseyans. Calling it a “transparent political stunt masquerading as a bill” and politics at its worst,” Governor Chris Christie moved Monday to conditionally veto a bill designed to compel presidential candidates (including Donald Trump) to disclose their tax returns. “Unwilling to cope with the results of last November’s election, the Legislature introduced this unconstitutional […]

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Christie could slam Horizon credit rating with plan to grab cash, S&P says

TRENTON — Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s “stable” credit outlook could be undermined by Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to force the insurance carrier to share its capital reserves, according to a new ratings agency report. Standard & Poor’s sees many reasons why Horizon should maintain its “A” rating and stable outlook. The […]


$300M State House Renovation Gets Go-Ahead Amid Controversy Over Price

Credit: NJ Department of Treasury State House cornice showing corrosion and metal strapping A controversial plan to renovate the New Jersey State House won approval yesterday from a panel of legislative and executive-branch officials even as the $300 million project continues to draw criticism, including on the gubernatorial campaign trail. The vote by the eight-member […]


Our trains will be delayed indefinitely, NJ Transit warns commuters

Your NJ Transit train is going to be delayed by 30 minutes “indefinitely” during the week and your ride may take normal than usual, and the embattled agency says you can thank Amtrak for it. Officials said the delays for riders traveling to and from Penn Station New York are due to speed restrictions because […]


Sheriff Golden to Trenton: Stop ripping off the 9-1-1 fees

With New Jersey lawmakers busy in Trenton working on the next fiscal year’s State Budget, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is calling on the legislature and Governor Christie to stop the diversion of $120 million per year that cell phone users pay for the express purpose of maintaining and upgrading 911 emergency infrastructure throughout the […]


Christie vs. S&P Over the FY2018 Budget

Chris Christie’s final budget is getting torched by the S&P this evening, Save Jerseyans. The Administration’s parting shot? Don’t blame us. We tried to fix it…. “The S&P report is just another example of how the cost of pensions and benefits is eating into the state’s revenue and, as a result, direct school aid,” opined […]

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