Sen. Beck Backs New Plan to Triple Estate-Tax Threshold to $2.5 Million

beck-150x1501A key Republican lawmaker has broken ranks with Gov. Chris Christie on repealing New Jersey’s estate tax, offering a compromise proposal that would keep the tax in place but significantly reduce how many people are hit by it. The new idea being floated by Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) comes… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

assetContent (5)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s new nominee to the state Supreme Court isn’t just someone he described as a friend, but the product of a politically well-connected law firm that’s reaped millions of taxpayer dollars under the governor’s administration. Walter “Wally” Timpone’s nomination is expected to gain swift approval from Senate Democrats, clearing the way to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor

assetContent (4)TRENTON — In 2003, Gov. Chris Christie’s state Supreme Court nominee Walter Timpone was an attorney in private practice who occasionally did work for Essex County. His nephew had just graduated from college and, interested in politics, needed a job. So Timpone asked Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. for help, and the powerful Democratic leader… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor

Christie nominates a Democrat to N.J. Supreme

assetContent (3)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie nominated a New Jersey Democrat to the state’s Supreme Court on Monday, effectively ending his years-long battle to reshape the composition of the bench. The GOP governor, flanked by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), nominated former assistant U.S. Attorney Walter Timpone to fill a vacancy during a Statehouse news conference. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Judge tosses lawsuit to force Christie to repay N.J. for campaign security costs

assetContent (84)TRENTON — A lawsuit filed by left-leaning groups seeking to force Gov. Chris Christie to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of his security while on the presidential campaign trail has been tossed by a New Jersey judge. Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson dismissed the suit Thursday. In August, three citizens groups sued Christie and his presidential… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Judge tosses lawsuit to force Christie to repay N.J. for campaign security costs

Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

assetContentPARSIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie announced at a groundbreaking ceremony in Parsippany Tuesday the Garden State has recovered from the Great Recession. “We have recovered from the long recession,” he said. “We have put more of our people back to work than any time before.” Speaking at the site of UPS’ new technology center in Parsippany,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

How Christie explains Trump prediction of ‘riots’

assetContent (79)ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s prediction of “riots” if he was denied the Republican nomination through backroom maneuvering at the party’s convention in Cleveland this summer was just colorful speech, and not to be taken literally. Speaking to reporters at a press conference a in Elizabeth on Friday… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Christie, Sharpton coming to Jersey City next week for prisoner reentry event

assetContent (78)Governor Chris Christie and the Rev. Al Sharpton are two of the featured guests who will speak at the third Annual Prisoner Rentry Conference in Jersey City on Thursday. The conference, which will be hosted by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, will be held at Saint Peter’s University’s Mac Mahon Student Center at 47 Glenwood Ave.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Steve Fulop | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie Touts Region’s Best Unemployment Rate, Credits Anti-Tax Stance

Armed with new labor statistics that show New Jersey’s unemployment rate has now fallen below the nation’s and all other states in the region, Gov. Chris Christie came forward yesterday to tout his administration’s anti-tax policies. The governor’s victory lap highlighted a drop in New Jersey’s unemployment rate that reached nearly 2… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie Touts Region’s Best Unemployment Rate, Credits Anti-Tax Stance

Mocking Christie: Trump is working on the Jersey vote

graphic via writersbeat.com

graphic via writersbeat.com

Most so called experts are saying that unless Donald Trump wins both the Florida and Ohio primaries tonight that he won’t have the 1237 delegates needed to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination outright.   Two of Trump’s three remaining competitors for the nomination are openly angling for a brokered nominating convention.

New Jersey’s presidential primary could make a difference in who is nominated for the first time in decades.  Trump is poll obsessed and knows that Governor Chris Christie’s approval numbers at home are in the tank.  As The Donald has been saying about Marco Rubio in Florida, Christie couldn’t get elected dog catcher in New Jersey.

Christie has declared himself the most prominent of Trump’s endorsements.

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Posted: March 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »