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Christie signs law greenlighting fast track sale of N.J. public water systems

By Seth Augustine
February 05, 2015 at 2:25 PM, updated February 05, 2015 at 5:34 PM

A controversial bill signed into law this afternoon by Gov. Chris Christie would allow for fast-tracking the privatization of many public water systems in New Jersey.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Says He Would Consider Revisiting State Gun Laws

5:30 pm ET
Mar 24, 2015

By HEATHER HADDON

WHIPPANY, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie said he would consider revisiting New Jersey’s strict gun laws if he had a Republican-led legislature.

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Christie backs proposed stricter abortion regulations

The Associated Press
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:34 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing federal legislation that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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ACLU-NJ Sues Christie Administration for Withholding Information

5/18/14

NJTV

The ACLU-NJ is suing the Christie administration. The organization is accusing the administration of refusing to hand over public records. ACLU-NJ Cooperating Attorney Bruce Rosen told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he thinks the governor’s office told executives not to comply with Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests.

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Christie fighting public records requests

AUGUST 12, 2014, 8:38 PM LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014, 4:05 PM

BY STEPHANIE AKIN
STAFF WRITER
THE RECORD

Oil from the same underground well involved in one of the worst rail disasters in recent history has been quietly traveling past thousands of Bergen County homes and businesses for the past 11 months, and few would have known about it if it weren’t for documents released by New York State. New Jersey officials have resisted requests from The Record for the same information since June.

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CHRISTIE FACES MOUNTING SUITS OVER PUBLIC RECORDS

By JILL COLVIN

— Aug. 16, 2014 9:43 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took into office promising “a new era of accountability and transparency.” Yet after he won a second term last year and as he explores a run for president, his administration stands accused of routinely stonewalling even the most basic requests for public records.

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Christie pays high price fighting records requests

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

6:03 p.m. EDT September 9, 2014

NEWARK — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has paid out more than $400,000 to reimburse plaintiffs’ attorneys in open records request cases since 2012, new records show.

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Hours After Exxon Settlement, Chris Christie Attends Secretive Event Hosted By Exxon-Funded Group

By David Sirota @davidsirota d.sirota@ibtimes.com
Andrew Perez @AndrewPerezDC andrew.perez@ibtimes.com on March 06 2015 10:38 AM EST

On Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration announced it was settling New Jersey’s $8.9 billion lawsuit against ExxonMobil for just $225 million. Just hours later, amid outraged calls for a federal probe of the deal as far too lenient, Christie attended a secretive conference in Georgia organized by an think tank that has been funded by ExxonMobil.

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Christie officials give $82 million subsidy to NBA team whose execs made big campaign contributions

BY DAVID SIROTA
ON JUNE 11, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration yesterday announced an $82 million taxpayer subsidy for a practice facility for the Philadelphia 76ers in impoverished Camden, New Jersey. The move comes weeks after Christie pled poverty to justify reneging on actuarially required pension payments. It also comes a few years after Christie officials pled poverty to justify huge cuts to police funding in crime-ridden Camden. And, as Pando has now learned, the grant follows the NBA team’s investors making major campaign contributions – some to Christie’s reelection campaign and some to the Republican Governors Association (RGA), which is run by Christie and has financially supported his gubernatorial campaigns.

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Christie Slams Effort To Boost Voter Turnout For 2014 Election As Democratic ‘Trick’

By David Sirota@davidsirotad.sirota@ibtimes.com

on August 27 2014 4:28 PM

During a campaign stop in Illinois on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decried
efforts to simplify voter registration. He suggested that the higher voter turnout produced
by such efforts is harmful to Republican candidates, and that Illinois’ new same-day voter
registration statute is a Democratic “trick.”

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Christie says he plans to vote against open space ballot question

AUGUST 28, 2014, 7:48 PM

BY MELISSA HAYES
STATE HOUSE BUREAU
THE RECORD

Governor Christie said Thursday he plans to vote against a November ballot question that
would amend the state Constitution to provide tens of millions of dollars annually to fund
open space.

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Chris Christie Is Now Waging 23 Court Battles to Keep State Documents Secret
There’s a lot the New Jersey Republican doesn’t want you to know.

—Molly Redden on Wed. February 4, 2015 6:30 AM PDT (Mother Jones)

On his first day as governor of New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie promised “a new era of accountability and transparency.” But five years later, local reporters and watchdog groups accuse Christie’s administration of making unprecedented efforts to keep public records a secret.

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