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Gov. Christie: Colorado winnable for GOP

7-23-14
DENVER (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Colorado's governor's race winnable for Republicans and pledged to visit the state often to support GOP gubernatorial contender Bob Beauprez. During a stop at a downtown Denver diner Wednesday, ...

Port Authority’s new chairman tours bus terminal

7-23-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The incoming chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the agency's bus terminal in Manhattan needs repairs and ultimately replacement. John Degnan rode a bus to the 64-year-old Midtown terminal. Degnan told ...
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Former Police Chief Says Fulop Tried to Punish Port Authority with Traffic

7-22-14
Former Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan has accused Mayor Steven Fulop of directing police to conduct traffic stops to back up traffic leading to the Holland Tunnel.
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McGreevey: Ex-Offenders Need Addiction Treatment, Housing and Jobs

7-22-14
Former Gov. Jim McGreevey says that the prison system is a failure because two-thirds of those released from jail commit crimes within three years. He believes providing addiction treatment, transitional housing and job training will help.
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Bramnick and Prieto Discuss Legislative Issues

7-22-14
Republican Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto talk about current issues within the state legislature.

AC-area pols seek 4 month delay in casino closings

7-22-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Atlantic City-area state lawmakers want New Jersey casino regulators to force the Showboat and Trump Plaza to remain open at least four more months, in order to let prospective buyers for the casinos kick the tires. ...

Malloy criticizes GOP foes for embracing Christie

7-22-14
LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is taking issue with state Republicans aligning politically with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Malloy's comment came a day after Christie was in Greenwich attending political fundraisers. ...

Christie names new homeland security director

7-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a CIA official to lead New Jersey's Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Christie announced his choice Christopher Rodriguez on Tuesday. He's due to start in the position on Monday. ...

NC tax breaks OK’d for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

7-22-14
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks. A state committee that approves North Carolina's main tax break to attract ...

Astorino: Christie won’t back me due to Bridgegate

7-22-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says he believes Chris Christie won't support him because of the Bridgegate scandal. Astorino said Tuesday that he thinks his opponent, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, "has ...