HACKENSACK - Gov. Chris Christie denounced as "anti New Jersey" a lawsuit filed by the New York Jets and the New York Giants against Triple 5, which wants to expand the so-called American Dream project in the Meadowlands.
The footbal teams sought an injunction in June to prevent the developer from kickstarting development.
Christie said the teams benefited from a "sweetheart deal" afforded them by then-Gov. Richard J. Codey.
"Because they've taken this kind of aggressive action, thousands of people cannot get to work on that property," said Christie, who expressed his disappointment at the ownership of the sports teams.
On another topic, two weeks after the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., Christie reiterated his position that New Jersey does not need more gun laws.
Terry Dopp of Bloomberg asked the governor specifically for his views on new laws to limit the sale on ammunition online.
Christie said New Jersey already has significant gun laws and he does not favor expanding them. He said he believes that states have the right to make their own gun laws.
"I don't want the federal government making laws that would loosen or tighten our laws," said the governor. "New Jersey should make its own gun laws."
A former administrator and a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission were convicted at trial today of charges that they directed subordinate employees to complete repairs or improvements at private homes while on-duty for the PVSC, according to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
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 >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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