Christie’s New Low

Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31, 2014

Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31, 2014

Only 18% of New Jersey registered voters approve of Governor Chris Christie’s job performance and 73% disapprove, according to a FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning.  52% of registered Republicans disapprove of Christie’s performance.  33% of Republicans approve.

“A proposed renovation of the statehouse may improve the executive wing, but public attitudes are proving more difficult to change. This is the lowest recorded approval rating for any New Jersey governor in the years since the FDU poll has been measuring voter attitudes,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of PublicMind.

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, FDU Public Mind Poll, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Activist who filed complaint against Christie to run for governor

assetcontent-79WAYNE — Bill Brennan, an activist and former firefighter, on Monday asked a judge to reconsider appointing a special prosecutor in an official misconduct case against Gov. Chris Christie. The Wayne resident, also announced he would seek the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2017. Brennan said he’s spent years fighting fraud, waste and corruption in… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Christie announces Statehouse renovations

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Posted: November 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

O’Scanlon’s Prescription Cost Savings Bill Becomes Law

declanA bill sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that will save an estimated $200 million per year on government employees’ prescription drugs was passed by the State Assembly  and signed into law by Governor Chris Christie today.

S2749/A4328 expedites the process in which the state selects contracts and controls costs for state worker prescription drugs.

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Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Beck agrees to co-sponsor bill that would require special prosecutor to investigate Christie

Jen BeckSenator Jennifer Beck has signed on to a bill that would require the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate any criminal complaint against New Jersey’s governor.

Mike Hughes, Beck’s Chief of Staff, verified the story first reported by Politico.  “The Senator’s thinking is that the legislation makes sense for the public’s trust,” Hughes said. “The Attorney General and the County Prosecutors are appointed by the Governor.  Criminal complaints should be investigated independently.”

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Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Trump arrives in N.J. for weekend; Christie to join him Saturday

assetcontent-68BEDMINSTER — President-elect Donald Trump arrived at his golf course in northwestern New Jersey on Friday night for a weekend of meetings as he and his transition team continue to plot out who will serve in the Republican’s administration. Gov. Chris Christie, and one of the team’s vice chairs, was not in tow as Trump’s motorcade… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Trump arrives in N.J. for weekend; Christie to join him Saturday

Christie says he will complete his term

Governor Chris Christie says he’s not joining the Trump Administration any time soon.

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According to a report on Observer-PolitickerNJ,  Christie told the closing luncheon of the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention, that he intend to serve his full term.

“I have every intention of serving out my full term as governor. I have said that from the beginning,” Christie said. “I hope that you notice the words that he used on election night. They were his and he chose them carefully. He wants to unite this country and bring people together,” he added of Trump.

“I’m not worried and I’m not nearly as preoccupied as the people who cover me and some of the people who are attempting to follow me about where exactly this will go,” he said.

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Impeaching Christie over Bridgegate is unlikely, top Democrats say

assetcontentATLANTIC CITY — The four leaders of the New Jersey Legislature said Wednesday there’s no appetite to impeach Gov. Chris Christie over the Bridgegate scandal and that more hearings on the controversy are unlikely. Speaking at a panel about lawmakers’ goals for the next year at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference, state Senate President… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers

assetcontentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday nixed a bill that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits. Instead, the governor sent a revised bill back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature that would amend “the language of the current law to make it clear that all striking workers are disqualified from receiving benefits,” according to… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers

Trump’s election won’t make Christie great again

By Art Gallagher

assetContentWith the news that President-elect Trump demoted Governor Chris Christie to a secondary role on the Presidential Transition Team, thousands of New Jerseyans breathed a sigh of relief.

The narrative that Christie was demoted because he was stacking the new administration with his own loyalists and had been doing the job with the belief that Trump would lose the election is entirely believable to observers and participants of Christie’s governance of New Jersey.

That Trump quickly and decisively put Vice President-elect Pence in charge of the transition should give comfort to anyone who fears that the Trump Administration will be a reckless frat party.

Yet, New Jerseyans are hopeful that Christie will land and accept a job in the Trump Administration.  The best thing for New Jersey and Christie is for him to get out of Trenton.  The sooner the better.

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Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey, Unitied States of America | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »