Governor Chris Christie

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…

Christie Allies Appeal Bridgegate Convictions

Two former members of the Christie administration are appealing their convictions in the Bridgegate scandal.  Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were sentenced last month for their roles in the 2013 lane shutdowns at the George Washington Bridge that gridlocked traffic in Fort Lee.  Both filed notices of appeal on Monday in Newark.  Baroni is…

Christie and Cuomo Want Independent Amtrak Investigation

Governor  Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are calling for an independent review of Penn Station's infrastructure, concerned that it is a hazard.  In a joint letter, the governors asked Amtrak to allow their states to independently investigate the safety of the tracks in and around Penn Station.  They also want to know…

Christie Orders NJT To Stop Payments To Amtrak Following Derailment

Governor Christie is ordering NJ Transit to stop making payments to Amtrak following Monday's derailment at New York's Penn Station and the resulting commuter chaos. "The New York Times" is reporting that Chris Christie sent a fiery letter late last night to Amtrak's board chairman yesterday notifying the railroad.  Amtrak owns the train tracks and…

Christie Grades Trump's Performance In Office

Governor Chris Christie says President Trump still has plenty of time to accomplish his initiatives in office.  During an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Christie was asked to grade the President's time so far at the White House, which he said was an incomplete.  "I would suggest that everybody take a breath," Christie said.…

Trump Reportedly To Name Christie To Head Opioid Commission

There are reports President Trump plans to name Governor Chris Christie as chairman of a commission aimed at fighting the nation's opioid problem.  The move was first announced Friday by "The Washington Post," which reports Christie has been working with Trump senior advisor Jared Kushner on the issue for the past few weeks. "NJ Advance…

Christie Announces Easier Regulations To Get NJ Handgun Carry Permit

If you believe you're the subject of a serious threat, your chance of getting a handgun carry permit in New Jersey just got better.  Governor Christie has announced the adoption of new regulations that replace rules requiring an applicant to show "justifiable need." The changes will allow law enforcement officials to consider evidence of non-specific…

Governor Christie Cuts The Ribbon On New Addiction Treatment Center

Governor Christie, along with his former aide who is also a former heroin addict, have cut the ribbon on a new drug treatment facility.  The Victory Bay Recovery Center located in Laurel Springs, is an extended care facility.  Christie shined the spotlight on his former aide, AJ Soloman, who kicked his addiction after undergoing treatment…