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.
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.
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.
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.
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.