WASHINGTON — New Jersey’s U.S. House delegation split along party lines in questioning whether Gov. Chris Christie or the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development was at fault for the state getting just $15 million of a $1 billion program carved out of funds originally earmarked for Hurricane Sandy aid. The six Democratic lawmakers… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, Governor Chris Christie, HUD, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Governor Chris Christie will deliver his State of the State address in Trenton at 3 p.m. this afternoon.
The address, and NJTV’s coverage can be viewed live here:Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: 2016 State of the State, Governor Chris Christie, State of the State Address | Comments Off on State of the State 2016
Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced this afternoon that a compromised had been reached over two competing proposals to amend the New Jersey Constitution to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey.
The compromise requires that, should New Jersey voters approve the proposed Constitutional amendment in November, that the new licensees be required to invest at least $1 billion in constructing new casinos and to impose a timeline on the licensees to build the new casinos.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Constitution, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Casino Gambling, Governor Chris Christie, NJ Constitution, North Jersey Casinos, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 1 Comment »
Governor Chris Christie announced at 2PM that he will hold a press conference at his Trenton office at 2:45 this afternoon.
View the recording here:Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: Governor Chris Christie, Governor Chris Christie Press Conference | 1 Comment »
A plan for a 22-mile gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands in New Jersey quietly dodged a major obstacle Friday. The proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline had been rejected two years ago by the Pinelands Commission. But the commission’s executive director, an appointee of pro-pipeline Gov. Chris Christie, told commissioners that the pipeline doesn’t need their… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Board of Public Utilities, Chris Christie, Governor Chris Christie, Pinelands Commission, South Jersey Gas Pipeline | Comments Off on NJ Pipeline Pushed Through Without a Vote
Governor Chris Christie continued the transition of the Executive Branch of New Jersey’s State Government back to the Democratic Party today with his announcement that Charles A. Richman will become Acting Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs on Friday when current Commissioner, Richard Constable, leaves government service after 13 years. Christie’s announcement said that Richman will be formally nominated to succeed Constable in the Commissioner’s post.
Richman, a career New Jersey bureaucrat with 40 years experience, served in the cabinets of Governor Brendan Byrne and Governor Richard Codey, on a acting basis.
Throughout his second term as Governor, Christie has appointed high profile Democrats to fill cabinet level and other important goverment positions when vacancies have occurred.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Brendan Byrne, Charles Richman, David Samson, DCA, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Transportation, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Tom Kean, James Simpson, Jamie Fox, Jim McGreevey, John Degnan, Jon Corzine, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Richard Codey, Richard Constable, Thomas Kean Sr | 2 Comments »