Governor Chris Christie

Christie Staffers Kick Off Season Of Service

Governor Christie staffers are kicking off their seventh annual season of service.  It's when cabinet members and officials volunteer at food banks, soup kitchens and shelters serving meals, packing boxes or delivering food.  Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno starts things up tomorrow in Paterson serving Thanksgiving lunch to people at the Oasis.  There are other events…

Christie Confronts Heckler At Baseball Game

Video is all over the Internet of Governor Christie getting in the face of a heckler at a baseball game over the weekend.  A Cubs fan at a Cubs/Brewers game in Milwaukee yesterday tells a local reporter he yelled Christie's name and called him a hypocrite.  Christie then came over to him and video shows…

NJ Gov Says He Could Slap Governor Cuomo For 'Summer Of Hell' Remark

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he could slap Governor Cuomo for coining the term "summer of hell" regarding Amtrak repairs to Penn Station.  He told a crowd at an unrelated briefing that his counterpart in New York should be more disciplined than that.  Both governors are pleased Amtrak finished the first week of repairs…

NJ's Christie Remains Most Unpopular Governor In Nation

Chris Christie remains the nation's most unpopular governor.  That's according to the latest Morning Consult poll which shows the lame duck New Jersey governor with a 69-percent disapproval rating. That's two points lower than April but isn't a big enough drop to move Christie out of the top spot.  A recent Monmouth University poll gave…

Poll Shows Democrat Burying GOP Candidate In Gov Race

A new poll finds the Democrat running for Governor in New Jersey buries Republican Kim Guadagno by double digits.  The Quinnipiac University poll survey shows Phil Murphy beating the current Lieutenant Governor 55-to-26 percent in the upcoming Governor's race.  The study shows the blue wave sweeping across the ballot, with 57-percent of New Jersey voters…

Christie Compares Stigma Of Opioid Addiction To That Of HIV-AIDS

Governor Chris Christie is comparing the stigma of opioid addiction to that of HIV-AIDS from 30 years ago.  He spoke at Morristown Medical Center on Monday and walked doctors through New Jersey's new law limiting first-time prescriptions of the powerful painkiller to just five days.  The lame duck governor is urging doctors not to overprescribe…

Bayonne Bridge Clearance Project Done Early

Governor Chris Christie says a Bayonne Bridge raising project is done seven months ahead of schedule. Christie touted the early completion of the project that allows larger ships to travel underneath the span to busy terminals in Elizabeth, Newark and Staten Island.  He says the elevated clearance will bring all kinds of jobs and billions…

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…