Governor Chris Christie

Christie Defends Renovation Project At Statehouse

Governor Christie is brushing off lawsuits filed in an effort to stop renovation of the statehouse in Trenton. Christie says financing was done properly and people who are suing are running for governor or trying to score political points.  The state recently approved bonding on the same day it sold 300-million-dollars in bonds for work…

Lawmakers Sue To Block Renovation Of Statehouse

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking a court to block the 300-million-dollar renovation of the historic Statehouse.  The lawsuit was filed Monday by State Senators Ray Lesniak, Christopher Bateman and Mike Doherty.  Bateman and Dougherty are Republicans, Lesniak is a Democrat.  They say the spending plan should have been approved by the state Legislature.…

NJ Lawmaker Unveils Bill To Legalize Marijuana

  A state lawmaker has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana in New Jersey, despite vocal opposition from Governor Christie.  Senator Nicholas Scutari unveiled the bill at a news conference in the state capital Monday afternoon.  He said he is laying the groundwork to pass the law as soon as Gov. Christie leaves office.  The bill…

Cuomo, Christie Call For Privatization Of Penn Station

New York Governor Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Christie are issuing a joint letter to the CEO of Amtrak calling for a private operator at Penn Station.  In the letter Thursday, the two governors say, "The situation at Penn Station has gone from bad to worse to intolerable.  Drastic action must be taken to immediately…

Bayonne Bridge Opens To Large Cargo Ships Next Month

The world's largest cargo ships will soon be able to pass under the Bayonne Bridge.  Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that the lower roadway of the bridge will be removed by June 30th, six months ahead of schedule.  The project began in May of 2013 and is aimed at raising the bridge's roadway by 64…

Christie Calls Campaign To Legalize Marijuana "Beyond Stupidity"

Governor Chris Christie is slamming supporters of legalized marijuana, calling their campaign "beyond stupidity." The Republican governor made the comments on Monday at a forum on substance abuse organized by the New Jersey Hospital Association.  Christie has made curbing the rising abuse of opioids a centerpiece of his final year in office.  He has launched…

Christie Confident Republicans Will Retain Medicaid Expansion

Governor Christie is confident that Republicans will keep the Medicaid expansion in any new healthcare plan.  Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare which allowed states to expand Medicaid to cover many of the working poor.  In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Christie said that he's sure President Trump will find a way…

Governor Christie Urges Federal Commitment To NE Corridor Transportation

  Governor Chris Christie joined Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and state lawmakers today at Newark’s Pennsylvania Station to stress the importance of the federal government, New Jersey and New York continuing their commitment to upgrading and maintaining the transportation infrastructure of the busy Northeast Corridor.  In the past two weeks, Amtrak’s failure…

New Service Will Help Some NJ Military and Veterans Get Needed Healthcare

A new program unveiled by Governor Christie Tuesday is expected to help current and former members of the military and their families access private sector healthcare.  The program, called HeroCare Connect, is designed to help military patients get needed appointments with specialists within 48 hours. In 2014, Congress introduced the Veterans Choice Program, which allowed…

Christie Calls For Regulatory Changes Following United Airlines Uproar

Governor Chris Christie is calling on federal officials to suspend a regulation that allows airlines to overbook flights after a United passenger was dragged off a Chicago flight that had been overbooked. Christie made the request in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.  He called overbooking "abusive" to passengers and that abolishing…