During the Assembly budget hearing, the state treasurer announced an unexpected $200 million windfall, which will be used for the public pension payment. But New Jersey will still owe more than $1 billion.
Gov. Christie conditionally vetoed a bill for New Jersey to pull out of the New York and New Jersey Waterfront Commission, which Congress created 60 years ago. Supporters of the bill say the Commission is impeding job creation.
After a devastating fire in Edgewater, lawmakers have approved the New Home Fire Safety Act, which would mandate all new one- and two-family dwellings to have sprinkler systems. The bill has passed both chambers and awaits the governor's signature.
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says if Gov. Christie was a key player in the plan to close lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in 2013, the public would know about it by now since so many people have been asking questions.
During their arraignment, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired with David Wildstein to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge as political payback to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Gov. Christie's reelection bid.
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