Governor Chris Christie

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…

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…