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Speaker Prieto slams Christie-Cuomo vetoes of Port Authority reform bills

repost-us-image-15375613In a press statement, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto of Secaucus blasts New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for vetoing legislation aimed at reforming the Port Authority. “These vetoes are terribly disappointing news for the people of New Jersey and New York, especially the commuters who get stung by toll… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Legislature, New Jersey, New York, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Speaker Prieto slams Christie-Cuomo vetoes of Port Authority reform bills

Christie and Cuomo Enact Port Authority Reforms, Encourage Legislative Concurrance

MYKWAIN_911_MEMORIAL-8New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released and endorsed a report issued by the Bi-State Panel on the Future of the Port Authority which calls for reforms to the agency that the governors called “comprehensive and wholesale changes” in a joint statement this evening.

In accepting the report by the panel comprised of three current commissioners of the Port Authority and the chief counsels of each governor, Christie and Cuomo said they are reorganizing the overall operations, leadership and management of the multi-billion dollar organization.  They said that the reorganization will “return the Port Authority fully to its original mission – developing and maintaining the world’s largest transportation system and infrastructure.”

Additionally, the governors each vetoed identical legislation approved by the New York and New Jersey Legislatures which calls for increased transparency of the Port Authority. The governors said they “accept and endorse the transparency legislation” “but with some sensible changes to eliminate confusion that would be caused by the bill as currently drafted.” The changes are included in Christie’s Conditional Veto message to the New Jersey Legislature.   New York’s governor does not have conditional veto powers.

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Posted: December 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New York, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie and Cuomo Announce Ebola Quarantine Standards That Exceed CDC Standards

Mandatory Quarantines Ordered On State Level

CDC Guidelines Dubbed Inadequate

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Posted: October 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

New York, New Jersey reviewing security steps

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Governors Christie and Cuomo at the NYC 9/11 Ceremony, September 11, 2104. (Governor Christie’s Office/Mykwain Gainey)

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Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New York, News, Terrorism | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New York, New Jersey reviewing security steps

Port Authority officials: Battle over toll hikes was all for show

Port Authority officials: Battle over toll hikes was all for show (via NJ.com)

On Aug. 5, 2011, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued a jaw-dropping proposal to immediately raise bridge and tunnel tolls by $4 for E-ZPass subscribers and $7 for cash customers, followed by another increase in 2014. The proposed hikes…

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Posted: March 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Poll: New Jersey residents expect Christie to run for POTUS

Christie beats Clinton or Cuomo in New Jersey

7 of 10 New Jersey residents expect that Governor Chris Christie will run for president and he would take the state’s 14 electoral college votes against former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton or New York Governor Andrew Cuomo if the presidential election were today, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released this morning.

A Republican has not won New Jersey in a presidential election since George H.W. Bush was elected in 1988.

Christie is favored by 46% of registered voters, including 19% of Democrats and 51% of Independents, against Clinton who is favored by43%.   3% prefer another candidate and 8% are undecided.  Against Cuomo, Christie’s margin widens to 19% of NJ registered voters, 52% -33%.

The Monmouth University Polling Institute surveyed 802 adult New Jersey residents from December 4 to  8.  Yesterday, Monmouth released a narrative of the same survey which indicated that 65% of New Jersey resident approved of the job that Christie is doing.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Monmouth University Poll | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »


Christie’s Cuomo Diplomacy

A Small Window Into Chris Christie’s Approach to Forging Unlikely Alliances with Democrats

By Matt Rooney, SaveJersey.com

Christie (495x640)Chris Christie’s independent streak continues to confound liberals and conservative alike, Save Jerseyans.

Just the latest example: sometime yesterday, New York’s Capitol Confidential blog (hosted by The Albany Times Union) highlighted a Glens Falls Chronicle interview with the political director for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitter.

The relevance for New Jersey political watchers? Governor Christie purportedly called this gentlemen to thank him for union donations to the Sandy relief effort. I’m sure you’ll find the details of their convo (as recalled by the political director, Mr. Bulman) as interesting as we did:

[Bulman] said when he told Mr. Christie he is from upstate New York, “he said, ‘I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.’ ” Mr. Bulman said Gov. Christie “sees value in the building trades, which are private sector unions. He complimented us and said he uses us as an example of a pro-business union.

Mr. Bulman, asked if he thinks Gov. Christie will run for president, said, “I don’t know, but he talked about Israel, and he wanted to make sure we knew he had been traveling abroad.”

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UPDATE: Christie explains his comments about Cuomo

Posted: February 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Christie’s Cuomo Diplomacy

Joint Statement From Governors Christie, Cuomo and Malloy Regarding U.S. Senate’s Action on Hurricane Sandy Disaster Aid Bill

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage today of the disaster relief package:

 

“Our genuine thanks and gratitude goes out to the U.S. Senate for its thoughtful consideration and passage of the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief package. Despite the difficult path in getting to this moment, the Senate membership clearly recognized early on the urgency and necessity of approving the full aid package and its importance in rebuilding our battered infrastructure and getting our millions of affected residents back on their feet as quickly as possible. To all Americans, we are grateful for their willingness to come to our aid as we take on the monumental task of rebuilding and we pledge to do the same should our fellow citizens find themselves facing unexpected and harsh devastation.

 

“We also make special note of the tenacious efforts of our respective Congressional delegations in steering the Sandy aid package through their respective houses and bringing this aid home to their people.”

 

Posted: January 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Dannel Malloy, Hurricane Sandy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Joint Statement From Governors Christie, Cuomo and Malloy Regarding House of Representatives Action on Disaster Aid Bill

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding passage today of the disaster relief package by the House of Representatives:

 

“We are grateful to those members of Congress who today pulled together in a unified, bipartisan coalition to assist millions of their fellow Americans in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut at their greatest time of need. The tradition of Congress being there and providing support for Americans during times of crisis, no matter where they live across this great country, lives on in today’s vote in the House of Representatives. We anticipate smooth passage when this package moves back to the Senate for final approval and for this long-awaited relief to finally make its way to our residents.” 

 

Posted: January 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Congress, Dannel Malloy, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Joint Statement of Governors Christie and Cuomo on Congressional Failure to Pass Hurricane Sandy Relief Package

Trenton, NJ – With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have suffered and endured, this continued inaction and indifference by the House of Representatives is inexcusable. It has now been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy hit and 27 days since President Obama put forth a responsible aid proposal that passed with a bipartisan vote in the Senate while the House has failed to even bring it to the floor. This failure to come to the aid of Americans following a severe and devastating natural disaster is unprecedented. The fact that days continue to go by while people suffer, families are out of their homes, and men and women remain jobless and struggling during these harsh winter months is a dereliction of duty. When American citizens are in need we come to their aid. That tradition was abandoned in the House last night.

 

The people of our states can no long afford to wait while politicians in Washington play games.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Congress, Hurricane Sandy, Press Release | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »