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Ask the Governor: Dec. 22, 2016

12-22-16
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

12-21-16
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

12-21-16
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’

12-21-16
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

12-21-16
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

12-20-16
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

12-20-16
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

12-20-16
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

12-19-16
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

12-19-16
Members of the Electoral College sealed Donald Trump’s victory today at statehouses across the country.