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 Governor Chris Christie, enjoying record approval ratings for his response to Hurricane Sandy, will seek a second term next year to help rebuild the state after its coastline was ravaged by the storm.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie , a Republican who secured a $29.4 billion budget deal with Democrats controlling the Legislature, may face a tougher test as he presses to limit the highest property taxes in the U.S.
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.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once urged reporters to “take the bat out” on a 76-year- old legislator, called union leaders “political thugs,” and a lawmaker “numbnuts,” is saying he’s sorry for his latest remarks.
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.
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.
Governor Chris Christie’s record popularity since Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey is prodding some Democrats in the state’s urban core to cross over and back the Republican for a second term they see as inevitable.