Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85K

Graphic by Phil Stilton @ShoreNewsNetwork

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: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court

Paul B. Matey

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: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 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.

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Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor

Former Gov. Chris Christie has landed a TV gig, NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie has been hired as an occasional contributor to ABC News, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The hiring is scheduled to be announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” during the 7 a.m. hour, according to the sources, who requested anonymity… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie no longer a VIP at Newark-Liberty Airport

UPDATE: Christie tweets that the story is FAKE NEWS

Former Governor Chris Christie was turned away from using the VIP entrance at Newark Airport today, according to a story first reported by WCBS News. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie orders N.J. towns to accept 2018 property tax prepayments

Any New Jersey homeowner rushing to town hall to pay next year’s property tax bills before the new federal tax law kicks in Monday no longer needs to worry about being turned away. Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday issued an executive order requiring that all municipalities in the state accept 2018 property tax payments and allow… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie move will force a big boost in pension price tag for Phil Murphy

A small tweak to New Jersey’s pension system made by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration could create a huge headache for incoming Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who will find state and local governments’ bills for public worker pensions jacked up by hundreds of millions of dollars. The state treasurer cut how much the state should assume it will… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Pensions | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie move will force a big boost in pension price tag for Phil Murphy

Christie and Murphy Exchange Christmas Greetings and Budget Barbs

That really short honeymoon is over. Gov. Chris Christie and Gov.-elect Phil Murphy are at odds over the incoming governor’s request that Christie refrain from spending extra money or doing anything to worsen the state’s finances during his final month in office. Murphy’s 14-item request came in the form of a letter sent to Christie’s office… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie to announce $200 million to fight opioid crisis

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will announce this week $200 million in new initiatives to target the opioid crisis, primarily designed to overhaul addiction services, as he makes a final push on the issue he hopes will define his legacy. In a 90-minute interview with NJ Advance Media on Friday, Christie said the funding will be… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie gets in a Cubs fan’s face

Governor Chris Christie went nose to nose with a Chicago Cubs fan who had been heckling him during a Cubs-Brewers game in Milwaukee this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »