Christie to announce $200 million to fight opioid crisis

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will announce this week $200 million in new initiatives to target the opioid crisis, primarily designed to overhaul addiction services, as he makes a final push on the issue he hopes will define his legacy. In a 90-minute interview with NJ Advance Media on Friday, Christie said the funding will be… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie gets in a Cubs fan’s face

Governor Chris Christie went nose to nose with a Chicago Cubs fan who had been heckling him during a Cubs-Brewers game in Milwaukee this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Monmouth Poll: Christie’s Approval Rating is 15%

Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating amongst New Jersey residents appears to have hit bottom at 15%.

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Posted: July 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Governor Camel Toe Part Deux

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Governor Chris Christie’s snappy appearance on the beach yesterday brings back unfortunate memories of his 2015 appearance in a charity softball game at Yankee Stadium.

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Posted: July 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Government Shutdown, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie says there’s no reason for a government shutdown

TRENTON — The clock is ticking for lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie to hash out a compromise on a state budget by the end of the week or else New Jerseyans will be staring down the barrel of the first state government shutdown since 2006. At odds are the differences within the Democratic-controlled Legislature over a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie blasts Horizon over $16M in fines for mishandling Medicaid

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s battle with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to give up $300 million of its reserves to the state intensified Wednesday when the governor vilified the insurer for getting slapped with $16 million in fines from the state over a period of nine months. In a hastily called news… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie blasts Horizon over $16M in fines for mishandling Medicaid

Watch Christie’s Announcement at 1PM

Governor Chris Christie will be making an announcement this afternoon at 1pm, according to a statement from his office.

Insiders expect that the governor will announce a school funding deal for the next fiscal year negotiated between himself, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

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Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Watch Christie’s Announcement at 1PM

Christie Nominates Three Monmouth County Attorneys To The Superior Court

Marc LeMieux, left, outside of Monmouth County Courthouse following Phillip Seidle’s guilty plea

Governor Chris Christie today nominated three Monmouth County attorneys to become Superior Court Judges, according to an announcement from his office.

First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux, of Belmar, Lourdes Lucas of Fair Haven and Daniel L. Weiss of Asbury Park will take the bench if confirmed by the State Senate.

LeMieux has been second in command of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office since January of 2014. He has prosecuted high profile cases, including former Neptune Township Police Sergeant Phillip Seidle’s murder of his ex-wife, Tamara Wilson-Seidle, on the streets of Asbury Park in 2015.

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Posted: May 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Nominates Three Monmouth County Attorneys To The Superior Court

Christie Shouts Down Protesters In Shrewsbury

Governor Chris Christie commemorated the opening of the Seabrook House outpatient drug treatment facility in Shrewsbury this morning by shouting down “NIMBY” protesters from the neighborhood who are not happy that the facility is located 200 yards from an elementary school.

The Governor shouted to the protesters that some students attending the school will one day drug and alcohol treatment and that they will be the people complaining that there is not enough treatment available.

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Posted: May 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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, taking… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »