(Editor’s note: This story was reported and written by Matt Arco, Brent Johnson, and Susan K. Livio of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.) TRENTON — When Gov. Chris Christie signed the final state budget of his career shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, it ended the most contentious political drama New Jersey has seen in more than… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Shutdown, Seante President Steve Sweeney, Vincent Prieto | 3 Comments »
Both houses of the New Jersey Legislature passed a budget last night which Governor Chris Christie signed, ending the three day shutdown of non-essential government services.
New Jersey state parks and beaches will be open today, the 4th of July. Courts, MVC offices and all other state operations will return to their normal operating hours tomorrow.
At at 10pm press conference announcing a deal on legislation to change the State’s oversight of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said that would ask Christie to support their desire to pay state employees for their forced day off on July 3.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Governor Chris Christie, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, New Jersey, NJ Government Shutdown, NJ Legislature, NJ Shutdown, NJ State Budget | 7 Comments »