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Christie Issues: Budget

Thousands of Amazon Workers in NJ to Benefit from New $15 Minimum Wage
John Reitmeyer | October 3, 2018 | Budget
Online retailer will apply increase from November 1. Decision draws out supporters of statewide wage increase, Gov. Phil Murphy included
Christie Tells NJ Business Leaders to Stop Playing ‘Kissy Face’ with Democrats
John Reitmeyer | December 9, 2015 | Politics
Governor warns there’s only one way to attain pro-growth, low-tax agenda: ‘Open up the checkbook and get in the fight’
Telling It Like It Is: Christie Didn’t Close $11B Budget Gap When He Took Office
John Reitmeyer | July 27, 2015 | Politics
Governor likes to regale voters with stories of how he plugged a huge hole in the state’s structural deficit, but NJ Spotlight analysis reveals he’s only trimmed $500 million
Tax-Credit Hike Helps NJ's Working Poor -- and May Also Help Candidate Christie
John Reitmeyer | June 29, 2015 | Budget
Governor’s conditional veto could put $120M in pockets of low-wage earners, and make Democrats' signature issue his own
Budget Business as Usual: Christie Line-Item Vetoes $1.6B from Dems' Plan
John Reitmeyer | June 27, 2015 | Budget, Politics
Governor volunteers one giveback, no-strings-attached offer to raise Earned Income Tax Credit to 30 percent, helping NJ’s lowest-paid workers
Budget Goes to Gov. Christie, Who Warns He’ll Be Watching ‘All the Spending’
John Reitmeyer | June 26, 2015 | Budget
Extensive line-item vetoes expected, but the real surprise may be what the Dems didn’t include: fully funded school aid and relief for depleted Transportation Trust Fund
Despite Some Successes, Christie Still Struggles to Stabilize NJ’s Economy
John Reitmeyer | April 21, 2015 | Politics
A stubborn unemployment rate and frustratingly slow recovery of jobs lost during recession mar New Jersey’s attempt at economic turnaround
Some Flunk Christie in Economics While Others Give Him Passing Grade
John Reitmeyer | March 23, 2015 | Budget
Supporters praise tough tactics on pensions and other ‘legacy’ items, but critics point to high jobless rate, terrible credit ratings and transit-fund crisis
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