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Christie vetoes raises for workers at 1 authority

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed new contracts for employees of the bistate agency that runs a bridge and ferries between southern New Jersey and Delaware. The Republican governor says the Delaware River and Bay ...

New Jersey panel orders testimony on traffic jams

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee is ordering current and former aides to Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in its probe on politically motivated traffic jams ...

Bird’s nest delays Fair Lawn water tower work

4-22-14
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Once upon a midnight dreary, a northern New Jersey town became weary, waiting to paint its water tower after a pair of ravens came knocking at its door. Edgar Allan Poe never pondered the problem Fair Lawn officials face ...

Christie renews call for pension system reforms

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is renewing his calls for state lawmakers to enhance pension reforms. Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay ...
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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: April 21, 2014

4-21-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Monday at 7 p.m.
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Panel Makes Recommendations for Port Authority Changes

4-21-14
A group of experts met to discuss possible changes to the Port Authority that they believe will make the bi-state agency work better.
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Elizabeth Mayor: Christie’s Urban Enterprise Zone Proposal Hurts Businesses

4-21-14
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage says that the Christie administration's proposal to tax business to business transactions in Urban Enterprise Zones will hurt them.

New Jersey’s Christie named a Father of the Year

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council. The Republican governor has four children ranging from ages 10 to 20. He often talks about them in public. ...

Panel discusses reforms for NY-NJ Port Authority

4-21-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has convened a panel of academics and public policy experts to discuss reforms. The embattled agency has been under fire since revelations about lane closings at the George Washington ...

Federal Reserve eyes Sandy’s small business impact

4-21-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later. The findings were released Monday. The online poll was conducted from Oct. ...