Pivotal Questions Await Answers as School Bells Ring in New Jersey

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Education | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie Administration Proposes ‘Streamlined’ Coastal Permitting Rules

Christie Administration Proposes ‘Streamlined’ Coastal Permitting Rules (via Toms River Patch)

Environmentalist questions relaxing some permitting rules The state Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday said it would recommend technical revisions to land use rules for coastal areas, streamlining the process for projects such as marina…

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Posted: June 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, DEP, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie gave raises to 27 staff members this year, report says

Christie gave raises to 27 staff members this year, report says (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie in the last two months gave raises to the staff members who run his press shop, his schedule and his public appearances, according to a report by The Record. Of the 27 staff members who got their salary bumped, 24 are…

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Posted: May 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Pay for NJ public employees climbed $360M in 2013, report says

Pay for NJ public employees climbed $360M in 2013, report says (via NJ.com)

New Jersey’s public employees were paid about $26.7 billion last year — $360 million more than in 2012. State taxpayers funded the positions of an additional 1,409 workers last year — an increase of 1.3 percent, according to a report by the Asbury…

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Posted: May 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

NJ pension payment could be delayed by Christie, risking downgrades

NJ pension payment could be delayed by Christie, risking downgrades (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — New Jersey may delay a payment to the state pension fund by several days to help plug an $807 million budget gap, the state treasurer said Thursday, a risky move that could touch off union lawsuits and downgrades by Wall Street credit-rating…

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Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

NJ debt downgraded for fifth time under Christie

NJ debt downgraded for fifth time under Christie (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — A major Wall Street credit-rating agency downgraded New Jersey’s debt again Thursday, unnerved by “both the scale and belatedness” of an $807 million budget gap disclosed this week by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. The action…

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Posted: May 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Moody’s Expects New Jersey To Use ‘One-Shots’ To Fill Shortfall

Moody’s Expects New Jersey To Use ‘One-Shots’ To Fill Shortfall (via NJSpotlight)

While Gov. Chris Christie is proclaiming that there is “nothing off the table” to close this year’s $800 million budget gap, Moody’s Investors Service said yesterday it will be keeping a close watch not only on how heavily the state relies on…

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Posted: April 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Christie to name former attorney general as Port Authority chairman

Christie to name former attorney general as Port Authority chairman (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today plans to name one former attorney general of New Jersey to replace another as chairman of the embattled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which has come under intense scrutiny in recent months, The Star…

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Posted: April 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Christie Administration Asks FEMA To Give New Jersey Residents And Businesses A 6-Month Extension To File Flood Claims Related To Superstorm Sandy

photo by Art Gallagher

photo by Art Gallagher

TRENTON –The Christie Administration today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to grant New Jersey residents and businesses who suffered property damage or destruction in Superstorm Sandy an additional six-month extension to file a complete flood insurance claim, or proof of loss, in connection with the storm. The Administration is asking that the filing deadline be extended from April 28, 2014 to October 28, 2014.

“Superstorm Sandy was the worst natural disaster to strike New Jersey in a generation, and the process of rebuilding has been expensive and complicated. Homeowners and business owners simply need more time to file their final flood insurance claims,” said Governor Christie. “Many property owners have begun to rebuild only to find there was more damage than they originally thought. This extension would give New Jersey residents the vital extra time they need to successfully navigate the flood claims filing process and restore and rebuild their properties.”

A proof of loss is a form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under the policy, which must then be signed, sworn and submitted to the insurance company with proper supporting documentation. An extension of the filing deadline would give homeowners and business owners additional time to evaluate newly discovered damages and costs, obtain proper documentation, and submit detailed information in a supplemental proof of loss.

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Posted: April 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christie Administration, FEMA, National Flood Insurance Plan, Press Release, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie’s Belmar Town Hall Pushed Back 1/2 hour

Photo Credit: Paul Scharff Photography.

Photo Credit: Paul Scharff Photography.

The Governor’s Office has announced that Governor Chris Christie’s Town Hall Meeting in Belmar on Tuesday, March 25 will start at 11:30am, instead of the previously announced 11:00 am.

The mobile cabinet meeting which will include Office of Recovery and Rebuilding Director Marc Ferzan, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez, EDA CEO Michele Brown and Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski is scheduled to start at 1PM, immediately following Christie’s Town Hall.

The Cabinet members will meet with affected residents and answer questions related to the available Sandy recovery housing and business assistance programs. Homeowners and business owners interested in attending can expedite the process by bringing relevant documentation related to the issue they are facing.

Christie plans to discuss the Administration’s plan for getting the second round of federal Sandy recovery funds into the hands of New Jersey families.  However, the Governor will take questions on any topic.

Residents can RSVP to TownHall.Belmar@gov.state.nj.us. Doors open at 9:30 am and seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public. No bags of any kind are permitted in the venue and personal items are subject to search. Due to safety requirements, law enforcement officers will be in attendance and will wand all attendees.

 

Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off