NJ Transit union rail workers would see a 21 percent wage increase over nearly nine years, under a tentative contract reached Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The proposed pact, which averted the state’s first transit strike in 30 years, would give rail workers in 11 unions a total of a 21 percent wage hike over… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 14th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, NJ Transit | Tags: Contract settlement, New Jersey, NJ Transit | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — A top aide who played an integral role in shaping Chris Christie’s image as a blunt, straight-talking politician — which helped propel him to the national political stage and a presidential campaign– has cut official ties with the governor. Maria Comella, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff for communications and the longest serving member… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Christie's Staff, Maria Comella | Comments Off on Aide who helped shape Christie’s image not returning to N.J.
JERSEY CITY — During his State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie pledged to pursue the expansion of charter school opportunities for New Jersey students. On Friday, his education commission put a number on that goal. New Jersey hopes to expand to 50,000 charter schools seats, about a 9 percent increase from… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 31st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, Education, New Jersey, News | Tags: Charter Schools, Christie Administration, David Hespe, Education, New Jersey, School Chance, School Choice | Comments Off on N.J. sets a goal for number of kids it wants in charter schools
Governor Chris Christie has three campaign stops in New Hampshire this afternoon and three tomorrow, according an email announcement by his campaign this morning.
This morning, he thanked New Jersey resident for staying home.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: Chris Christie, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Winter Storm Jonas | 5 Comments »
TRENTON — About 11,000 New Jerseyans may have their food assistance discontinued after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Thursday that the state is no longer offering a waiver from a work requirement in the program. People across the U.S. are required to work at least 20 hours a week to receive subsidized food aid under the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 31st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Monmouth County News | Tags: Chris Christie, Food Stamps, New Jersey, SNAP, Work to eat | Comments Off on Christie administration ends waiver for food stamp work requirement
TRENTON — A commission created by Gov. Chris Christie to examine New Jersey’s tough gun ownership and possession laws on Monday recommended the laws be loosened to allow broader access to those seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense. The New Jersey Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission was established on the eve of Christie’s… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 22nd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Gun Rights, Guns, Second Amendment | Tags: 2A, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, NJ Gun Rights, Second Amendment | 3 Comments »
In an exclusive interview with MoreMonmouthMusings, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said that she is pleased that the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that documents associated with the investigation into her hiring of a retired detective when she was the Monmouth County Sheriff will be released within 45 days.
“The New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) and the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) have investigated my actions while Monmouth County Sheriff, regarding the hiring and compensation of an employee and found nothing. When the internal investigative documents that the blogger has sued for are released, they will show – again- that I acted appropriately and in the best interests of Monmouth County taxpayers,” Guadagno said.
Appellate Judges George S. Leone and Carol E. Higbee ruled on Thursday that two documents , a three page letter date June 6, 2011 from PFRS to the Attorney General requesting an investigation and one page letter dated June 21, 2012 from the Division of Criminal Justice(DCJ) to PFRS on the status of the investigation, shall be released. Leone and Higbee’s ruling overturned a ruling by Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson that the State had the right to withhold the documents from Mark Lagerkvist, a blogger who has used his allegations against Guadagno to kick start his career.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Christie Administration, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: Kim Guadagno, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Mark Lagerkvist, Michael Donovan, Mickey Donovan, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, NJ Watchdog | 4 Comments »
The Christie Administration is warning consumers to look out for price gouging during the State of Emergency related to Hurricane Joaquin and the Nor’easter that is currently impacting New Jersey, and warning merchants and business who raise their prices more that 10% that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
New Jersey law prohibits price increases of more than 10% during a State of Emergency through 30 days after the termination of the emergency. Governor Christie declared a State of Emergency today, October 1, 2015.
“Especially after Superstorm Sandy, no merchant or business can claim ignorance of New Jersey’s price gouging law,” said Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman. “We will not tolerate anyone taking advantage of the suffering of others.”admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christie Administration, Hurricane Joaquin, Price Gouging | Comments Off on Christie Administration Issues Price Gouging Warning During Severe Weather State of Emergency
In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grants, EPA, FEMA, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New York, RREM grants, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
With its glory days long gone and its future up for grabs, the fate of the Izod Center has become an open question. After years of study and debate, officials suddenly took action in January — shuttering the 34-year old state-owned arena with barely two weeks warning and shifting much of its business to the privately… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, New Jersey | Tags: Brendan Byrne Arena, Christie Administration, Continental Arena, Izod Center, Meadowlands | Comments Off on Behind the Izod Closure: More Questions Than Answers in the Meadowlands