Nineteen months after Hurricane Sandy left four feet of water in Thomas Largey’s house in Sea Bright, New Jersey, the 82-year-old still lives with his daughter as he awaits aid to raise and rebuild his home.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he’ll reverse course on promised pension contributions this year and next, cutting back to balance the budget after revenue fell short of his goals by as much as $875 million.
New Jersey faces a deficit of almost $2.7 billion over the next 13 months, the legislature’s budget and finance officer told lawmakers a day after Governor Chris Christie announced pension cuts to balance two budgets.
More than half of New Jersey voters say they believe a report that found Governor Chris Christie had no involvement in politically motivated traffic jams was conducted mainly to help his reputation, not as a fair and unbiased investigation.
Governor Chris Christie’s decision to cut New Jersey’s pension contributions to balance the budget for two years will swell the system’s unfunded liability by more than $2 billion, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff said.
The winner of New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election today faces an almost immediate start to a second campaign to capture a full six-year term, even as he learns his role as Washington’s newest lawmaker.
Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker will face Republican Steven Lonegan, who has lost previous campaigns for New Jersey and national office, in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.
Seven in 10 New Jersey residents have never heard of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, who would be the state’s chief executive if Republican Chris Christie wins a second term and then leaves amid a 2016 presidential bid.