Governor Christie

Will Gov. Christie Take a Gamble on the U.S. Supreme Court?

(12-18-13) Will Gov. Christie Take a Gamble on the U.S. Supreme Court? - The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consider just five percent of the cases before it. Therefore, Gov. Christie faces long odds if he elects to ask the justices to consider his lawsuit over New Jersey’s sports gambling law.

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Who should pay for rebuilding the Shore?

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy will be felt by Shore residents for years if not decades.  Nevertheless, the destruction at Shore communities will cause some residents to relocate and not try to rebuild their homes and businesses.  Other residents will rebuild and hope that another “storm of the century” is just that, 100 years away.

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Politicians drop the ball, again

Media sycophants have been tripping all over themselves heaping praise on Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie and Governor Cuomo for their handling of tropical storm Irene.  Yes, Irene turned into a tropical storm before it hit the New Jersey shore, a fact that should have known by the “Big Three” hours before they dominated the airwaves with their dire warnings about the impending Apocalypse in New York and New Jersey.  

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Christie’s “New Normal” is the same old status quo

In his budget address to the Legislature on Tuesday, Governor Christie outlined his paradigm, a “New Normal” to deal with the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis.  Instead of proposing a restructuring of state government that would end the annual crisis atmosphere in Trenton, the Governor has come up with a rehash of the old paradigm--tax and spend—with a much needed dose of business tax cuts to boost the economy. 

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Weinberg Statement On Governor’s Veto Of Women’s Health Bill

WEINBERG STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF WOMEN’S HEALTH BILL

Says Governor’s Insistence that Finances Are Behind Veto is Disingenuous Given Recent Appearances with Pro-Life Organizations

TRENTON – State Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, the sponsor of legislation to restore women’s health funding in New Jersey and leverage millions in federal matching funds, issued the following statement today regarding the Governor’s veto of her legislation, supposedly on the grounds that New Jersey can’t afford it:

“Frankly, the Governor’s insistence that his opposition to women’s health programs is rooted in fiscal conservatism is dubious at best, given his far-right social views about a woman’s right to choose.

“Given his appearance as recently as last week at a rally held by New Jersey Right to Life, it’s apparent that the Governor’s veto is motivated by his conservative personal opinions and not fiscal concern.

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Restructuring public education

Below is an edited version of my brief remarks at a recent breakfast meeting of conservative activists.

Governor Christie at his State of the State address talked about “Big Ideas.”  In the few minutes I have, I would like to talk about one “Big Idea,” the restructuring of “public education.”  But before I do so, I would like to ask you four questions.

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An Open Letter to Sen. Charles Shumer from the 12th District Legislators

Below please find an open letter from the 12th District Legislators to NY Senator Charles Schumer in response to his recent criticism of Governor Christie's decision to halt the construction of the ARC Tunnel.

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Calling Anna's Army! November 2nd tsunami...it's coming.

Calendar of events for the Anna Little campaign 10/15-17. Friday, 10/15: Anna's Home Stretch Rally. Saturday, 10/16: Ground Assault Middletown. Sunday, 10/17: Northern District Convoy, Governor Christie/Anna Little Rally, Little-Pallone Debate.

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Medical marijuana and Governor Christie

Last week the Christie administration created new rules for dispensing medical marijuana in New Jersey.  Instead of allowing patients who desire to alleviate pain and other ailments relatively easy access to marijuana as the law requires, the Christie administration has reduced the number of authorized dispensaries, will require patients to be certified by a state review panel, and physicians must document that other pain remedies have been ineffective after treating a patient for at least a year.  In addition, a patient must suffer from one of nine diseases to be eligible to obtain medical marijuana, among other restrictions. 

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Raining money in Newark

On Oprah’s national television show Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, accompanied by Governor Christie and Newark mayor Corey Booker, announced he will make a $100 million gift to the Newark school system spread over five years.  Zuckerberg’s gift is in the form of a “challenge grant.”  Newark has to raise an additional $100 million over five years, bringing the total philanthropic bounty to $200 million. 

 

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 25th

  After 'briefly' meeting with Christie in Aspen, Astorino says he can live with not having Christie's help New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino's campaign described their candidate's fundraising trip to Aspen last night as a success - even if they will not be depending on the chairman...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

- Star-Ledger

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