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Trump: Christie will move past scandals

2-26-14
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Real estate developer Donald Trump says he expects New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to make it through the scandals that are plaguing his administration. Trump told the Somerset County Republican Organization: "He's doing fine ...
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At Long Hill Town Hall, Christie Finds More Friendly Faces

2-26-14
Gov. Christie held a town hall in Long Hill where he told the crowd he wouldn't raise taxes while leading the state.
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Union Leaders Respond to Christie’s Call for More Pension Reform

2-26-14
Leaders of New Jersey's unions say that members have already compromised with their pensions to help the state solve a problem they didn't cause.
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Assembly Speaker Happy Budget Proposal Includes Full Pension Payment

2-26-14
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) says that the governor may have had a change of heart on pensions since the State of the State address.
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Elizabeth Mayor: Christie Clearly Plays Favorites

2-26-14
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said that Gov. Chris Christie clearly plays favorites in his politics, helping Republicans more than Democrats.
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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: Feb. 26, 2014

2-26-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Wednesday at 7 p.m.

War of words escalates inside Port Authority

2-26-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Internal squabbling at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has taken a new turn. A day after Executive Director Patrick Foye slammed Chairman David Samson in print as unfit to lead the bistate agency, five members of ...

East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

2-26-14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

Sheriff’s officer indicted in stolen-car ring case

2-26-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A sheriff's officer in northern New Jersey who allegedly was involved in a stolen-car ring has been indicted on official misconduct charges. Rafael Galan, a 23-year veteran of the Passaic County sheriff's office, also faces ...

Secaucus to get $18K over Super Bowl halftime flap

2-26-14
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Secaucus says the town will get paid by a company that was to use local facilities for the Super Bowl halftime show preparation but pulled out. Mayor Michael Gonnelli says a representative of Touchdown ...