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Christie's Hiring of FBI Nominee as Bridgegate Attorney Raises Questions

Matt Katz | WNYC News | July 25, 2017 | Politics

Wray represented Christie for 11 months before signing mandatory retainer agreement

Christie’s CV of Family Leave Bill ‘Guts’ Expanded Program, Critics Claim

Colleen O'Dea | July 25, 2017 | Politics
Advocates look to next governor for approval; one pol dismisses governor’s veto message as ‘more snark than fact’
Westwood Voters to Gubernatorial Candidates: ‘You’re Not Listening to Me’
The Record and NorthJersey.com | July 24, 2017 | Politics
Disenfranchised and disconnected from their representatives, these NJ residents want to be heard
Christie Extols ‘Story of New Jersey’s Economic Success’
NJTV News Online | July 21, 2017 | Politics
Crediting Republican policies, governor praises Garden State’s economic performance and blames media for not reporting it
Over Dinner, Paulsboro Residents Dish on NJ Politics and Politicians
WHYY | July 20, 2017 | Politics
Will these folks from Paulsboro vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election? Probably, but not because either of the two main candidates has set them on fire
Campaigning for Governor Isn’t Enough, Start Planning a Transition — Now
Colleen O'Dea | July 19, 2017 | Politics
Now’s the time to start studying floor plans, picking a chief of staff, planning a post-election schedule — and learning from advice of past governors
Peace in Long Valley? Maybe Not When the Talk Turns to Politics
Colleen O'Dea | July 17, 2017 | Politics
When it comes to national affairs, political discussions in this small hamlet can get pretty heated — yet the locals seem to find it hard to steer clear of just those topics
Christie Backs Travel Ban, Says Airports Must Enforce Trump Order
Matt Katz | WNYC News | July 17, 2017 | Politics
Governor lambastes Democratic-controlled Legislature for bill that would allow Port Authority employees to sidestep ban
Public Workers to Be ‘Made Whole’ for Time Lost During State Shutdown
John Reitmeyer | July 14, 2017 | Politics
Democratic legislative leaders have come up with a bipartisan bill that Christie's spokesman says he will sign to get back pay to state employees sidelined during budget impasse
Would Reforms to Small-Business Tax, Minimum Wage, Family-Leave Fix NJ Economy?
John Reitmeyer | July 13, 2017 | Politics
Nonpartisan group proposes a range of policy changes — including driver’s licenses and college tuition assistance for undocumented immigrants — to boost the state’s economy
Sons See Roots of Newark Today in Its Troubled Past
WNYC News | July 13, 2017 | Politics
Che and Junius Onome Williams believe some of the same issues that led to the 1967 rebellion in their home city of Newark are still relevant today
NJ’s South Korean Community Disturbed by North’s Missile Launch
NJTV News Online | July 12, 2017 | Politics
At roundtable with Rep. Pascrell, some attendees wish President Trump would do more to condemn North Korea’s actions
Gov. Chris Christie Auditions for New Gig: Sports Radio Host
Mara Silvers | WNYC News | July 11, 2017 | Politics
Christie's infamous thin skin and impatience with those who disagree may not suit him to the airwaves
Sweeney, Prieto Want State Workers Paid for Forced Holiday
WBGO News | July 11, 2017 | Politics
Both are going to the Legislature this week to make sure bipartisan bill is in place if Christie demurs
Getting a Read on $125 million Library Bond Ballot Question
John Reitmeyer | July 10, 2017 | Politics
Advocates argue that Garden State libraries need to catch up on technologies like the Internet, but opponents claim the state is ‘already drowning in debt’
On the Menu for this New Jersey Barbecue: Politics
Nancy Solomon | WNYC News | July 7, 2017 | Politics
In this era of heated rhetoric and divisions, can residents even find common ground?
Most Voter Data Requested by Trump Administration Already Public in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | July 7, 2017 | Politics
Despite availability of information, federal and state officials, civil rights organizations argue NJ should not comply with request
Gov Touts Lottery as Answer to NJ’s Pension Problems, but Critics Deride Plan
John Reitmeyer | July 6, 2017 | Budget, Politics
A wise policy change? That depends on how the Lottery performs over the next 30 years
With Budget Signing, State is Back in Business — Just in Time for the 4th
John Reitmeyer and Lilo H. Stainton | July 4, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Legislative triple play — budget, Horizon bill, and Lottery transfer — break the logjam that brought all but essential services to a standstill across state
Budget Deadlock Stretches into Day 3, Thousands of State Workers Idled
John Reitmeyer | July 3, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Governor has summoned lawmakers back to Trenton for morning meeting; Prieto and Horizon CEO agree to try to talk through differences
State Government Goes Dark
John Reitmeyer | July 1, 2017 | Budget, Politics
Lights out in Trenton as frustrated horse-trading can’t break the deadlock over state budget, leading to first government shutdown in more than a decade
U.S. Rep. Menendez Blasts GOP Senate Healthcare Bill as ‘Downright Nasty’
NJTV News Online | June 26, 2017 | Politics
Legislation could ultimately cost New Jersey $30 billion in Medicaid funding
NJ Representatives Lead Bipartisan Push to Preserve Income-Tax Deduction
John Reitmeyer | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In letter to Trump administration, Lance, Pascrell, and other members of Congress lobby in favor of policy that lets taxpayers deduct state and local taxes from federal returns
Supreme Court Rules OPRA Applies to Email, Other Electronic Data
Colleen O'Dea | June 21, 2017 | Politics
In strongly worded reversal of lower court decision, top court says information stored electronically by state agencies qualifies as ‘government records’
Westwood Voters Want Real Help, Not Quick Fixes
NorthJersey.com | June 21, 2017 | Politics
The party affiliation of New Jersey’s next governor does not much matter to many voters in Westwood. What matters is whether the officerholder has real solutions for the state’s problems
Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2.1M, as Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer
Matt Katz | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Tab included airfare and legal expenses after the Bridgegate trial ended
A Small Town that Wants More Attention from Trenton
Newsworks | June 20, 2017 | Politics
Mayor says his town, like other small towns in New Jersey, is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ while the focus of State House politicians is on big cities
Mission Impossible? Bramnick, Prieto Want to Make NJ Politics More Polite
John Reitmeyer | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Assembly leaders shake hands on a proposal to take some of the anger and insults out of the Garden State’s brand of hardball politics
Voting Block: New Jersey Neighbors Dare to Talk Politics
WNYC News | June 19, 2017 | Politics
Conversations across the political divide are increasingly difficult, which makes them all-the-more essential
Majority in NJ Support State Funds for Family Planning Clinics
NJTV News Online | June 16, 2017 | Politics
Protesters rallied in Trenton yesterday to show their support for Planned Parenthood and against governor’s latest expected denial of funds to clinics
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