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."
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
With looming deadline on bail reform, Christie calls Legislature into special session TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling the legislature into special session Thursday to address recent bail reform legislation before a looming deadline next week, according to a letter from the governor’s office today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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