Republican Governor Chris Christie’s call for an October special election in New Jersey to fill the rest of the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg’s term promises to thrust Newark Mayor Cory Booker into a draining Democratic primary.
New Jersey , the third-most indebted U.S. state, faces a $10.5 billion deficit next year, nearly matching the one Governor Chris Christie closed in his current $29.4 billion budget, the Office of Legislative Services said.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is pushing lawmakers to adopt his plan to overhaul state government, while Democrats who control the Legislature say they’re not in any rush after his administration’s failed attempt to win $400 million in school funding.
Two Republicans in the New Jersey Assembly plan to vote against Governor Chris Christie’s $29.4 billion budget, which may leave his party unable to pass the spending plan by the July 1 start of the fiscal year.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered more inspections of privately run halfway houses after a report that the facilities were rampant with sexual assaults, drugs and a trail of violence, including homicide, by escapees.
Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey legislative leaders agreed to raise government workers’ payments for pensions and health care, as unions protested and three high-ranking Democrats pledged to oppose the plan.
New Jersey ’s bond rating was downgraded one step to Aa3, the fourth-highest level, by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited a “weakened financial position” and an economic recovery lagging behind the nation.