Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bill Brown, Chris Christie, Christie Institute of Public Policy, Jim Keady, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, William Brown | No Comments »
President Trump’s 2020 budget has no funding for the Gateway Tunnel and Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen said New York and New Jersey should pay for the tunnel, according to AMNY:
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“Those transit projects are local responsibilities, and elected officials from New York and New Jersey are the ones accountable for them,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen on Monday, during a budget briefing call with reporters.
Bill Barnoni, 47, a former NJ State Senator and the former Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of NY/NJ was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today for his role in the September, 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closure known as Bridgegate, Assistant US Attorney Attorney for the United States Mark Coyne announced.
U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton imposed the sentence in Newark federal court.admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, New Jersey, News | Tags: Bill Barnoni, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, New Jersey, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on Baroni gets 18 months for Bridgegate conviction
Senator Vin Gopal voted with his Trenton Democrat cronies last week in voting in favor of legislation that would keep candidates for President and Vice President off the ballot in New Jersey unless they disclose five years of tax returns . Gopal also voted against an amendment to the bill that would have it apply to himself and his fellow legislators and the governor.
Assembly Members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling voted in favor of identical legislation—and against the amendment to have the bill apply to themselves—in 2017.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »
Former Governor Chris Christie floated the idea of his wife, Mary Pat Christie, running for Congress in the 11th district next year as a challenger to freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.
Sherrill, who flipped the Republican 11th district convincingly with a 57%-42% victory over Assemblyman Jay Webber, and raised a gazillion dollars to do it, will be tough to beat in 2020.
Mary Pat would have a much easier race against 3rd district freshman Congressman Andy Kim who barely beat Tom MacArthur last year. The Chrisites own a house in Bay Head, in addition to their home in Mendam. MacArthur relocated to Ocean County from Morris County to run for the seat after Jon Runyan retired in 2014.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie, New Jersey, Ocean County Politics | 7 Comments »
LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics, former Governor Chris Christie’s memoir and plea for a political future is not likely to change any minds about him. If you’re one of the 15% of New Jersey residents who admire Christie today as much as you did during the early aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, you will love the book and your admiration for Christie will grow.
If you believe that Christie knew about and was involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal known as Bridgegate and that he closed New Jersey’s beaches for all but his family on the July 4th weekend in 2017, his book will tell you why you’re wrong. Christie is the victim of the two events that define his legacy so far; Bridgegate and Beachgate.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey | Tags: Beachgate, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Donald Trump, Let Me Finish | 2 Comments »
In his soon to be released book, Let Me Finish, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claims that he was dismissed as Chairman of the Trump transition team at the behest of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, and that the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today had he, instead of Vice President Mike Pence, overseen the establishment of the Administration, according to a review of the book published at The Guardian.
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At the heart of it is Christie’s desire to tell the American people that had his transition plan been adopted after Trump’s shock victory on election night in November 2016, the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today. Once he had been tossed overboard, the new transition team led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a “thrown-together approach” that led to appalling choices of senior personnel “over and over again”.
Former Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined. The Record reports that Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican who left office after eight years in January. The cost detail was obtained through an open records request.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 19th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie's Official Portrait, New Jersey | 2 Comments »
President Donald J. Trump today announced the nomination of Paul B. Matey of Roseland, NJ to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
A 2001 graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Matey was former Governor Chris Christie’s Deputy Chief Counsel and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney during Christie’s tenure as the chief federal prosecutor in New Jersey. He is currently the Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of University Hospital in Newark.
Prior to entering Seton Hall Law, Matey worked in marketing for the comic-book division of Marvel Entertainment, according to his LinkedIn profile. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Paul B Matey, Paul Matey, President Donald Trump, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump Administration, U.S. Third Circuit Court | Comments Off on President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court
Murphy claims bi-partisan support for property tax/charity scheme. Republicans disagree, call for NJ reforms
Marlboro, NJ-With Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie standing behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday — and four other Democrat mayors standing behind him, Governor Phil Murphy today declared he had bi-partisan support for his plan to have the state’s municipalities set up charities to accept donations in lieu of property taxes. Murphy said that the recent income tax reform passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is a tax increase on New Jersey’s middle class. The scheme he is proposing would, if allowed by the IRS, reverse the impact of the tax reform law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Chris Christie, Congressman Leonard Lance, Declan O'Scanlon, Donald Trump, Governor Phil Murphy, Income taxes, Jon Hornik, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Property Taxes, SALT deduction, Sen. Joe Pennacchio, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Shaun Golden, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 2 Comments »