Hours After Exxon Settlement, Chris Christie Attends Secretive Event Hosted By Exxon-Funded Group
By David Sirota @davidsirota firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Perez @AndrewPerezDC email@example.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.
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.
Christie Slams Effort To Boost Voter Turnout For 2014 Election As Democratic 'Trick'
By David Sirota@firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
Full story http://www.ibtimes.com/christie-slams-effort-boost-voter-turnout-2014election-democratic-trick-1671334
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.
Full story http://www.northjersey.com/news/christie-says-he-plans-to-vote-against-open-space-ballot-question1.1077755#sthash.8f15xmSw.dpuf
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.
Full story http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/chris-christie-transparency-records-requests