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TRENTON - As our state faces the highest unemployment in 33 years and nearly 200,000 jobs lost in the last year, Governor Corzine continues to demonstrate just how out-of-touch with New Jerseyans he really is. What was the governor's recommendation to out-of-work New Jerseyans seeking jobs and relief from the crushing 9.7% unemployment in our state? Move to North Dakota. We've compiled a list of Governor Corzine's Top 10 Ways To Help Unemployed New Jerseyans: 10. Move To Virginia. Unemployment Rate: 6.5%. They elect their governor on the same schedule as New Jersey AND they have a lower unemployment rate, making for a smooth transition. 9. Move To Vermont. Unemployment Rate: 6.8%. If the maple syrup doesn't pull you in, maybe a job making it will. 8. Move To New Hampshire. Unemployment Rate: 6.9%. We don't know much about New Hampshire, but Governor Corzine seems to think it's ok to move there for a job. 7. Move To Maryland. Unemployment Rate: 7.2%. Maryland has an Ocean City, too, so it's really not that big of a difference. Except they have jobs. T-5. Move To Connecticut OR Delaware. Unemployment Rates: 8.1%. In this 5th place tie, New Jerseyans following Governor Corzine's advice to get some relief from our state's 33 year high unemployment can go either west or north. At least we have options. T-3. Move To Maine OR Pennsylvania. Unemployment Rates: 8.6%. Another tie, another pair of states with lower unemployment than New Jersey. 2. Move To Wyoming. Unemployment Rate: 6.6%. Wyoming, the Cowboy State, not only has jobs for New Jerseyans, they have cowboy boots. What's not to like? 1. Move To North Dakota. Unemployment Rate: 4.3%. Governor Corzine said it best himself, "If you want to go to a real low unemployment rate, go to North Dakota." ###
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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile
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