2 years out, poll shows Hillary Clinton’s the 2016 favorite

Hillary Clinton What DifferenceWASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has a comfortable lead among Democrats for the 2016 presidential nomination, while the Republican race remains a free-for-all, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Clinton was the top choice of 64 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. She showed strong appeal among virtually every demographic and political group. “She’s jogging around the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Tab for Unfunded Retiree Benefits Pegged at $30,000 per Household

A statistic that is likely to become a favorite at Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meetings comes courtesy of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission, which yesterday reported that “each of the state’s 3.2 million households would have to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Pensions | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Chris Christie Loses 85 Pounds, Says He’s Fit To Run For President

IMG_9268 (663x1024)After being pressed by conservative donors about his health, New Jersey governor Chris Christie claims he’s lost 85 pounds — ready to potentially run for president for the 2016 elections. The 52-year-old governor is considered by Republicans to be a conservative capable of winning over Democrats after he was re-elected in a landslide victory last year,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Analysis: Transportation Funding Fix Now Appears To Be On Fast Track

With the Transportation Trust Fund scheduled to run out of money a year early, Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic legislative leaders are looking to reach agreement on a long-term solution to the state’s transportation funding crisis that is likely to include increased taxes on motor fuels. High-level talks involving Christie and legislative leaders, Christie’s nomination of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Energy, Taxes | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie Nominates New President of BPU, Two Other Commissioners

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Richard Mroz is Gov. Chris Christie’s nominee for the top spot at the state’s Board of Public Utilities. Gov. Chris Christie yesterday announced three nominations to the agency, which helps determine how much customers pay on their utility bills. He also announced a surprise but well-received nomination of Jamie Fox, a Democrat,…

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Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NBC: No Christie link found in Bridgegate probe

NBC News is quoting anonymous sources stating that the federal investigation into Governor Chris Christie into the George Washington Bridge lane closures last year have found no evidence that the Governor had any involvement in or knowledge of the stunt.

Former federal prosecutor Robert W. Ray said that at this point it is unlikely that Christie will be implicated.

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Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 13 Comments »

Analysis: Facing Budget Problems, Christie Plays Tax Amnesty Card

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Posted: September 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Amnesty, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Economy, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie’s Office: Separation of powers prevents Governor from intervening in Shaneen Allen case

Shaneen Allen and her sons Niare and Sincere

Shaneen Allen and her sons Niare and Sincere

Governor Chris Christie’s office responded to a constituent who had written in support of Shaneen Allen with a phone call stating that the separation of powers prevents the Governor from intervening in the Atlantic County prosecution.

Allen is a 27 year old single mother who is facing a possible 10 years in State Prison for bringing her Pennsylvania licensed handgun into New Jersey.  She is being prosecuted by Atlantic County Prosecutor James McClain, a Christie appointee.  McClain refused to allow Allen to enter the same Pre-Trial Intervention Program for first offenders that former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice was admitted to after he knocked out his then fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator last February.

Last week, McClain requested a three week adjournment in the case.  This was seen as a sign by Allen’s supporters that McClain is reconsidering his decision to prosecute due to the public outcry since the video of Rice beating his fiancee became public.

In the call from Christie’s office this afternoon to James Hogan of Howell Township, a young sounding man left a message stating that he was calling from the Governor’s office. Hogan forwarded the message to MMM:

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Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Atlantic County, Chris Christie, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, NJ Constitution, Shaneen Allen | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Inside the Beltway: Brace for the climate change mega-storm

photo via algore.com

photo via algore.com

One thing is for sure about Al Gore: It never rains on his global warming parade

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Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Al Gore, Chris Christie, Climate Change, Global Warming, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Governor Vetoes Statewide Ban on Smoking at Public Beaches, Parks

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). Smokers will still be able to light up at many public parks and beaches in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie yesterday vetoed a bill (A-1080) to ban the practice, saying the prohibition of smoking in parks and beaches is best left up to local officials, noting that 240 towns and counties…

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Posted: September 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, News | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »