Atlantic City’s borrowing costs have risen as much as 21 percent since 2012 as the New Jersey gambling resort increases debt to refund property-tax bills appealed by casinos struggling with a seven-year business slump.
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.
Democrats who control New Jersey’s Legislature won’t seek to increase Governor Chris Christie’s $29.3 billion budget as they make changes and approve it by the June 30 deadline, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “prayed a lot and got lucky” that Hurricane Sandy came when it did, as he relies on rebuilding from the storm to boost employment, said Senate President Stephen Sweeney.
Barbara Buono mingled at a senior citizen’s picnic in northern New Jersey last week, introducing herself as Governor Chris Christie’s Democratic challenger while people eating boxed lunches listened quietly.
As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leads his opponent by as much as 34 percentage points in his bid for a second term, some Democrats say they’re worried that votes for the incumbent Republican will trickle down the ballot.