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Ask the Governor: Dec. 22, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor” on NJ 101.5, hosted by Eric Scott Thursday at 7 p.m.

Controversy Over Donald Trump’s Pick to Head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. The Oklahoma attorney general is a vocal climate change science skeptic and among progressive environmental groups, he's called a fossil fuel advocate.

Rep. Pallone Talks 21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act is aimed at igniting new cancer research and to combat opioid addiction problems.

Senate President Sweeney Talks to Press About ‘Revenge Bills’

Senate President Steve Sweeney talked to reporters about the set of bills that would have allowed the governor to profit from a book and also allowed the posting of legal ads online.

Camden Schools to Get $30M Department of Education Grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to the Center for Family Services. The nonprofit group will dole out the money to four Camden neighborhoods: Cooper Lanning, Bergen Square, Centerville and Liberty Park.

Lawmakers Reject Christie Book Deal and Killing Legal Ads

The plug was pulled on the bill that would allow Gov. Christie to profit from a book deal while still in office.

New Report Questions New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System

Research shows that a black kid in New Jersey is 24 times more likely to be sentenced to confinement than a white child.

New Newark Jail Hopes to Save Money, Lives

Newark officials unveiled a new jail at Police Headquarters on Clinton Avenue -- a facility that’s no comparison to the old facilities at 31 Green Street.

‘Revenge Bills’ Face Opposition From Both Sides

Opponents brandished back scratchers as symbols, they said, of the bill that would relax ethics rules to let Gov. Christie profit from a book deal while still in office.

Electoral College Elects Trump Despite Protest Efforts

Members of the Electoral College sealed Donald Trump’s victory today at statehouses across the country.