New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's poll numbers continue to slide into the murky depths. Only 35 percent of registered voters in the Garden State say they approve of the Republican governor’s job performance in the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey, compared to 51 percent who disapprove. Show More Summary
There's been a lot of hand wringing about Chris Christie's gift to Exxon Mobil. He "negotiated" a settlement of an $8.9 billion environmental remediation suit to $250 million - less than 3% of the original value. It leaves the cleanup...Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry A new poll in New Jersey finds that Gov. Chris Christie is in some serious trouble in his home state. The most recent statewide survey of registered voters in the Garden State finds Governor Christie mired in upside down public perceptions of his leadership. Show More Summary
TRENTON — Stopping short of staking out a position on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed pension reforms, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities is saying the changes could disenfranchise workers and trigger a mass exodus of local workers. Executive Director Bill Dressel shared the league’s concerns in a letter to the governor late last week, [...]
Filling in for Rosi today, so if we missed anything leave it in the comments. Christie At CPAC Chris Christie finished behind Donald Trump in the CPAC Straw Poll with 2.8%. And apparently Governor Downgrade refused to sit with Sean Hannity to take questions. Show More Summary
Via NJ.com: Michael Drewniak, the long-time spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, is heading to NJ Transit in a new position that will have him heading up policy and planning for the state agency. He stays in gubmint work. It's a salary bump - from $134,000 at Christie's side to $147,400 in the new gig. Show More Summary
Playing to the crowd. Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) at CPAC is doing his damnedest to pretend he's another tea partier, bashing Jeb Bush and his "elite" establishment roots and declaring that he's with them in the War on Women. He's totally...Show More Summary
One of the many ways in which New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidick Chris Christie set tongues wagging at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was to try and obscure his RINO stripes with the tough-guy act that’s wearing thinner than a politician who just had lap band surgery. Moderator Laura Ingraham was quizzing [...]
"I vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget" - Chris Christie at the Conservative Political Action Conference
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was interviewed by Laura Ingraham at CPAC today and tried to give a right-wing populist message of sorts to the red-meat crowd by mentioning the working class, but offered up no solutions and just had insults for Hillary Clinton and the increase in the minimum wage. Show More Summary
The New Jersey loves to say that he vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times. Here's what that's doing to the women in his state. The post How Chris Christie Has Devastated New Jersey’s Family Planning Network appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This afternoon, Mark Bonamo at Politicker has a tip from a source who says Gov. Chris Christie will stay in the 2016 White House race until the New Hampshire primary, then take a job in TV. Sarah Palin did something like that, leaving her duly-elected job (that she sucked at) to be a FOX News contributor and even a reality show. Show More Summary
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie can’t get away with cutting workers’ pensions. It’s a stunning rebuke to the governor’s fiscal agenda, which for years has relied primarily on spending cuts rather than tax increases to shore up the state’s bleak finances. It’s also a victory for the labor unions who sued the administration to halt [...]
It's almost unprecedented - Chris Christie is in New Jersey today for the second day in a row, following yesterday's short (25-minutes) and mystifying 2016 Budget Address delivered before the full NJ Legislature. Another politician might go on a listening tour after such a speech, to see how his constituents are taking it. Show More Summary
So a state court orders Chris Christie to make the state pension fund payments he agreed to. Christie says a liberal activist judge is overriding the "will of the people." But the real problem, as repeatedly documented by David Sirota at the International Business Times, is that Chris Christie tripled the NJ investment management fees. Show More Summary
"To be clear, there is no agreement. There is no deal on anything," the union president said. The post Chris Christie Boasts Major Deal With Union, But Union Says He ‘Over-Embellished’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) A New Jersey judge is saying "enough" to Gov. Chris Christie's pension theft. Christie made big headlines in 2011 for "pension reform" that would require New Jersey's public workers to pay more toward their pensions, but would supposedly involve the state paying its share after years of underfunding the pensions. Show More Summary
New Jersey taxpayers, pony up. This grandiose video was produced at your expense to build DRAMA for Christie's (actually short and detail-deficient) Budget Address, which mainly concerned a supposed deal on pension reform Christie bragged had been reached with NJEA, which denied it repeatedly during the speech to whoever asked. Show More Summary
The governor will announce a $1.3 billion payment into the state's pension system on Tuesday, a number that falls short of the amount mandated by a state judge on Monday. The post Chris Christie To Propose More Steep Cuts To New Jersey’s Imploding Pension System appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Michael Drewniak, the ultimate insider in Chris Christie's political rise - the Christie Whisperer is leaving the Governor's employ after 13 years. It's a very hasty exit. Drewniak, a former reporter at the Star-Ledger joined the staff of the U.S. Show More Summary