Christie May Be Out, But He Still Has a Taxpayer-Funded Staffer and Office

Matt Katz, WNYC News | April 27, 2018 | Politics
The current state budget has a $250,000 line item dedicated to — guess who? — our former governor

Former Gov. Chris Christie
Chris Christie left the governor’s office nearly four months ago. He’s working as a paid contributor to ABC News and acting as an unofficial adviser to President Trump. But he’s still costing New Jersey taxpayers money.

That’s because the current year’s state budget has a $250,000 line item entitled “Gubernatorial Transition – Governor.” The money pays for a staffer earning $65,000, rented office space near Christie’s home in Morris County and an official portrait that cost $85,000 (the highest price ever paid for a New Jersey gubernatorial painting, according to The Bergen Record).

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