Governor Chris Christie, a Republican who has spent the past four months promising New Jersey income- tax cuts, now confronts the challenge of selling his plan’s feasibility against a backdrop of continuing revenue shortfalls.
Governor Chris Christie’s budget plans took another blow from the revenue side as payments from New Jersey utilities trailed the Republican’s projections by $121 million, according to an Assembly Democrat.
Hurricane Irene killed at least 40 people as it moved from the Caribbean through New England, left an estimated $2.6 billion in damage and cut power to almost 8 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast.
Hurricane Irene killed at least 18 people from Puerto Rico to Connecticut, caused an estimated $3 billion in damage and cut electric power to more than 4 million homes and businesses across the eastern U.S.
Opponents of Hugo Chavez, after years of infighting and political setbacks, are banking on a fresh strategy to break the Venezuelan president’s 13-year grip on power: staging the nation’s first-ever presidential primary.