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Christie: No ‘Plan B’ to balance New Jersey budget

6-9-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov, Chris Christie says he's confident that his plan to slash the state's pension contributions will receive a judge's approval, adding that he has no "Plan B" for balancing the state budget if it doesn't. State lawyers have ...
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Watch GWB Committee Hear Testimony from Kevin O’Dowd

6-9-14
The select committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures is set to hear testimony from Gov. Christie's chief of staff Kevin O'Dowd.

‘Tonight’ show is Christie’s bridge back to comedy

6-9-14
NEW YORK (AP) — If you believe Chris Christie is going to put himself at the mercy of a late-night comic, we've got a bridge to sell you. But it's true. NBC said Monday that the New Jersey governor is booked to appear on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" ...

Top Christie aide: I knew nothing of bridge plot

6-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The highest-ranking aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to testify before lawmakers about the traffic jam plot that has ensnared the administration says he doesn't know who ordered the scheme or why. The aide, Chief of Staff ...

Wal-Mart after Morgan crash: Safety top priority

6-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart says after one of its truck drivers was accused of causing a New Jersey highway crash that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends that safety is its highest priority. A spokesman ...

Trenton voters ready for mayoral runoff election

6-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters in New Jersey's capital city are heading back to the polls for a runoff election to choose a mayor. Paul Perez and Eric Jackson were the top two vote-getters from a field of six candidates in last month's nonpartisan ...

Former Newark mayor on Baraka’s transition team

6-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's first black mayor has been named to mayor-elect Ras Baraka's transition team. Kenneth Gibson will co-chair the transition team along with former PSE&G head Al Koeppe. Gibson was elected mayor in 1970 and served until ...

Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

6-6-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The granddaughter of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is thanking the men who carried out the D-Day invasion during World War II by telling them "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed. Susan ...
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Booker, Menendez Promise Swift Passage of VA Reform Legislation

6-6-14
Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez addressed the VA scandal and promised a passage of VA reform.
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Contributions Made On D-Day, Now On Display at National Guard and Militia Museum

6-6-14
The New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Grit opens an exhibit to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.