A woman who collects tolls on the Garden State Parkway asked Gov. Chris Christie at his town hall meeting in West Deptford Thursday if the labor unrest at the Turnpike Authority would be settled or spread, and Christie gave her the hard answer.
“It’s just going to be one of those jobs that’s just not going to be there anymore,” he said. “I wish I could say to you, ‘You’re job’s going to be safe, you’re going to be fine.’ You’re not.”
Cars will either be using electronic passes or be billed based on a picture of their license plate, he said. Bottom line: that’s savings.
“I’m sorry that’s affecting you personally, but I wanted to (be honest) and tell you the truth.”
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office has served subpoenas to Bergen County, Hackensack and North Arlington seeking information about the employment of public relations consultant Thomas Ammirato, who works for all three government entities, according to a report in the Bergen Record.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Fired Chris Christie staffer isn’t ‘someone running away,’ attorney says TRENTON – Fired Gov. Chris Christie staffer Bridget Anne Kelly appeared to be fighting back tears outside of the Trenton courthouse Tuesday. The former deputy chief of staff who’s widely considered to the author of the infamous “time...
BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"It sounds like Councilman Baraka is talking about regionalization similar to what happened to the Camden Police Department. Clearly, if you regionalize, there is going to be a layoff of Newark workers. We cant afford to have more cops laid off right now. During Mr. Baraka's time on the council, the city laid off about 170 cops, when has led to our streets being much more dangerous than they need to be." - Newark Mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries, the former state Assistant Attorney General, referring to the disbandment of the South Jersey police force.- PolitickerNJ.com
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