Firm releases details of Chris Christie's internal Bridgegate review

Firm releases details of Chris Christie's internal Bridgegate review

The law firm commissioned by the Gov. Chris Christie administration to conduct an internal review of the George Washington Bridge lane closings released details of its report Monday.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher released the interview memoranda from its internal review of the so-called Bridgegate controversy. The firm posted the documents on its website shortly after turning over the material to the legislative committee investigating the administration.

The memoranda contains the list of individuals the firm interviewed as part of its review in addition to hundreds of pages of summaries of witness interviews.

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WSJ: Longtime Port Authority commissioner resigns

A longtime commissioner at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resigned on Monday, according to a published report.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting Anthony Sartor handed in his resignation days after reports of a new investigation into the bi-state agency.

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Lonegan calls on MacArthur to release tax returns

Lonegan calls on MacArthur to release tax returns

Republican congressional hopeful Steve Lonegan is calling on his primary challenger to release his tax returns.

Lonegan’s campaign issued a statement urging Tom MacArthur to release his returns for the past three years. Last year, Lonegan released three years of tax returns while challenging former Newark Mayor Cory Booker for an open U.S. Senate seat.

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Bridgegate committee receives internal review documents

Bridgegate committee receives internal review documents

TRENTON – Lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings will get a closer look at Gov. Chris Christie’s internal review.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the firm commissioned by the administration to conduct the review, delivered the interview memos created from its report. The documents were handed over to the legislative committee investigating the administration.

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Christie tells Assembly leadership 'not to play games,' pass arbitration cap bill

Christie tells Assembly leadership 'not to play games,' pass arbitration cap bill

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie called on the state Assembly “not to play games anymore” and revisit a law the lower chamber allowed to sunset and which New Jersey mayors say is crucial to slowing property tax growth in the state.

The Republican governor, standing on the steps of the Trenton War Memorial before dozens of mayors and lawmakers, narrowed his comments to Assembly Democratic leadership and Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), who charged with putting the interests of a few ahead of New Jersey taxpayers.

“It’s not a partisan issue it’s a common sense issue,” said Christie, adding, “If we really want to protect the taxpayers of this state” the lower chamber would post the bill for a vote.

Christie was advocating the passage of a 2 percent cap on interest arbitration awards for unionized police and firefighters.

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MacArthur hits back at Lonegan in CD3

MacArthur hits back at Lonegan in CD3

The air war is on in CD3, where former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur each wants to be the Republican nominee to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3).

Last week, Lonegan (pictured) struck first with an ad savaging MacArthur as a faux Republican and calling him a liberal. The spot prompted a state lawmaker to dive into the fray in MacArthur's defense.

Then MacArthur went up on TV with his own words for his opponent, calling him a career politician and doubling down on his self-characterization as a conservative.

MacArthur's retaliation can be viewed here.

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Paterson Mayor's Race: Feliciano ad goes up on cable this week

Paterson Mayor's Race: Feliciano ad goes up on cable this week

In a sign of intensification in the May 13th Paterson Mayor's race, candidate Maria Teresa Felciano is going up with an ad buy on local Cablevision channels in the Silk City.

The ad will run in both English and Spanish.

Retired as a public administrator from the criminal division of the Judiciary, Feliciano is one of eight candidates running for mayor in Paterson, and one of three Hispanic candidates.

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Morning Digest: April 14, 2014

The Back Room

Sweeney goes on offense

Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.

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Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...

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How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop



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