Governor Chris Christie, who says rising pension and debt payments threaten to crowd out spending on services such as public safety, risks a ratings cut as New Jersey debates how to tackle unfunded retirement liabilities.
Subpoenaed documents due today from 20 people and groups with ties to Governor Chris Christie may determine whether he’s called to testify before New Jersey lawmakers about intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.
Chris Christie began his second term as New Jersey governor with Democratic state legislators aligning in a probe of whether his administration orchestrated tie-ups at the George Washington Bridge as political payback.
As two New Jersey legislative committees begin probes today of who ordered lanes closed at the George Washington Bridge and why, they’ll examine whether the resulting traffic jams had anything to do with a pair of high- rise developments just blocks away in Fort Lee.
While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has lost support from state Democrats as he weathers political controversies, he may still find backing from the party’s lawmakers as they work to pass policy initiatives.
New Jersey’s Democratic legislature today called for a special session as Republican Governor Chris Christie, fresh from apologizing for his aides’ role in a New Jersey traffic-jamming scheme, works to put his credibility back on track.