New York, New Jersey reviewing security steps

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Governors Christie and Cuomo at the NYC 9/11 Ceremony, September 11, 2104. (Governor Christie’s Office/Mykwain Gainey)

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Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New York, News, Terrorism | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

“North America’s Energy Opportunity”

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Excerpts from Governor Chris Christie’s Remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico Keynote Address

“Mexico and the United States have a special relationship.  If world events over this summer of turmoil have taught us anything, it is the tremendous benefits of having as a neighbor a key and friendly partner with whom we share an extensive trade relationship and a deeply shared cultural heritage.  Today, here and now, we should add to the long list of blessings jointly shared by the U.S. and Mexico by taking full advantage of the tremendous economic opportunity ahead of us.

 

“It is striking in looking at events around the world, with turmoil throughout much of the Middle East, with Europe struggling to generate economic growth coming out of the recession, to consider, perhaps as a model, what we are trying to build here in North America.

 

“We are, as I said, fortunate to be in a peaceful neighborhood – blessed by strong, deep, and cooperative relations with the governments and more importantly the peoples of both Mexico and Canada.

 

“But beyond that, we have together created a model that features deep economic and cultural integration, while still respecting national sovereignty.

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition

photo via Gov Christie's website

photo via Gov Christie’s website


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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Opinion, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Romney Is Headlining Christie’s Birthday Fundraiser

Christie-Birthday1Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, is schedule to be a “Special Guest” at Governor Chris Christie’s birthday celebration/NJGOP fundraiser on September 10.  Christie turns 52 on September 6.

The grand party will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick.  A ticket to the general reception costs $150.  Entrance to a private reception is $5,000 per person.  There are 20 “Roundtable” spots reserved for 20 well healed guests.

For an additional $75, guests can have a message inserted in Christie’s birthday card.  For $35 a family will be listed in the card, $15 for an individual listing.

In lieu of gifts for the Governor, guests are urged to bring an unwrapped toy which will be donated to Toys 4 Tots.

 

Posted: August 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Christie: Shark River Dredging Delayed By County and Municipalities

Beck: Federal and State Agencies Haven’t Approved Drying Sites

CaptureGovernor Chris Christie told his Town Hall gathering in Belmar yesterday afternoon that the dredging of Shark River is being held up because the municipalities along the river and Monmouth County can not agree on a destination for the dredge spoils to be dumped.

The issue has gathered increased public attention in recent months due to a massive fish kill in the river last May.  310 tons of dead fish were removed from the shoreline of the estuary that feeds into the Atlantic through the inlet between Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea and extents 11 miles through Neptune and Wall Townships.

In answering a question from a man who identified himself as Bob from Wall, Christie said that he supports the dredging, fought for money from FEMA to pay for the dredging and would impose a solution on the county and municipalities if he had the authority to do so.  He said he had been briefed on the issue three weeks ago.

Maybe the Governor remembered a briefing from a different dredging project when answering Bob’s question.

Both the Monmouth County and Neptune landfills are willing to take the dredge spoils, according to Senator Jennifer Beck.  The river hasn’t been dredged, Beck said in a phone interview last night, because over the last two decades various federal and state agencies have rejected every proposed location for the dredged materials to dry before being moved to their final disposal site.

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Posted: July 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Belmar, Chris Christie, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County, Shark River | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Opinion: Governor Christie was right to veto gun magazine bill

By Scott St. Clair

Scott St. Clair1Gov. Christie was absolutely correct in vetoing the Legislature’s magazine-limit bill, despite Sandy Hook-parent Hugo Rojas’ protestations to the contrary. The bill was not only trivial, but it was cynical to boot since it did nothing but regurgitate the long-standing agenda of gun control advocates in New Jersey without addressing what really was at the heart of the Newtown, CT tragedy: defenseless children and teachers left at the mercy of a deranged individual who should have been locked up.

If you want to solve problems, the first key is correctly identifying them, not trotting out tired, politically correct memes that pander to sentimentality. It’s obvious that a big problem at Sandy Hook – a problem lawmakers in New Jersey ignore and perpetuate today – is defenseless schools.

Another problem is the hands-off attitude taken by local and state officials and law enforcement against mentally ill people who, like Adam Lanza, have a long, documented and scary track record of violent behavior yet are allowed to walk the streets.

Ignoring the real problems in favor of political pandering is what the Legislature did with the magazine-limit bill. Gov. Christie was right to veto it, and Mr. Rojas’ is mistaken in his criticism.

 

Posted: July 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Opinion, Sandy Hook Elementary School | Tags: , , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

Christie Town Hall in Long Branch on Tuesday

IMG_7089Governor Chris Christie will hold a Town Hall Conversation in Long Branch on Tuesday afternoon July 15 at 3 p.m, according to an announcement from his office.

The first of several stops along the Jersey Shore this summer, Christie will highlight in budget and reform initiatives and answer questions from New Jerseyans.

The event will be at the Long Branch Amphitheater, 17 McKinley Ave, Long Branch.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Long Branch, Monmouth County, News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie in Keansburg Monday Morning

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

MMM photo/Art Gallagher

Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to be in Keansburg on Monday morning, 10:30am, to make an announcement and give updates on the Homeowners’ Elevation Program.

The event is scheduled to take place at a private residence at 57 Beaconlight Ave.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Keansburg, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

A crazy June: Things to look out for in Trenton this month

A crazy June: Things to look out for in Trenton this month (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — Hold onto your seats. It’s June in Trenton, and that’s always a bumpy ride. With the state budget due by month’s end, horse-trading is rampant as just about everything that was proposed all year long under the Statehouse dome is up…

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Posted: June 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Legislature, NJ Courts, NJ Democrats, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie to announce judicial nominations this afternoon

Governor Chris Christie has called a press conference for 2:30 this afternoon to announce his new judicial nominations.

The Star Ledger reported this morning that the governor would re-nominate Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, giving Rabner tenure, and nominate Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon to the Supreme Court.  In a deal struck with Senate President Sweeney, there a remaining vacancy on the Supreme Court would continue to be filled on a temporary basis by Rabner’s choice, Judge Mary Catherine Cuff.

Christie’s press conference can be viewed live here:

 

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Posted: May 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off