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New Jersey Plans to Cover Wages Lost in Ebola Quarantines

bloomberg.com — New Jersey will make up lost wages for those quarantined for possible Ebola exposure, Governor Chris Christie (CTG) 's administration said in a memo to state agencies. Guidelines issued by Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said state action would range from monitoring in low-risk cases to hospital quarantines in the most severe.

Christie Tells Sandy Heckler in Belmar to ‘Sit Down and Shut Up’

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told a heckler to "sit down and shut up" during an exchange at a Jersey Shore ceremony commemorating the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Christie, a 52-year-old Republican considering a run for president in 2016, traded words for more than a minute and a half with the man, who interrupted a speech in Belmar to protest what he called the slow pace of rebuilding.

Christie Yet to Rewrite New Jersey's Economic Narrative

bloomberg.com — Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- During his inauguration in January 2010, Chris Christie cast New Jersey as a state poised to sprint out of the recession. "While the economic hour is dark, there are brighter days ahead," the governor said at the Trenton War Memorial across the street from the statehouse.

Christie Failing Economy Promise as New Jersey Falls Behind U.S.

bloomberg.com — During his inauguration in January 2010, Chris Christie cast New Jersey as a state poised to sprint out of the recession. "While the economic hour is dark, there are brighter days ahead," the governor said at the Trenton War Memorial across the street from the statehouse.

No Betting on Sports in New Jersey as Judge Stops New Law

bloomberg.com — A federal judge issued a temporary order blocking a New Jersey racetrack from taking bets this weekend on National Football League and other professional sports games, as a new law would allow. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, halted a law signed by Governor Chris Christie on Oct.

Wisniewski Introduces Bill to Improve Port Authority Governance

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The head of a panel investigating politically motivated traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge wants to scale back control that New Jersey and New York governors have over the agency running the span.

For the Christies, It Was A Very Good Year

bloomberg.com — The New Jersey Governor and his wife release their joint tax returns.

Trump Casino Turns to Christie as Icahn Seeks State Aid

bloomberg.com — Saving Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino and its almost 3,000 jobs may now rest with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., the bankrupt casino operator that owns the Taj Mahal, has turned to state officials after the cash-strapped city rebuffed its effort to get $175 million in property tax abatements.

Newark Budget Adopted by State Predicting $60 Million Gap

bloomberg.com — New Jersey officials approved Newark Mayor Ras Baraka's budget for this calendar year, though the director of the state's local government-services division warned that 2015's gap may total $60 million. The Local Finance Board ordered $1.3 million of cuts to benefits, salaries and other expenses from the $815 million budget that was approved last week by the city council.

Christie Favorability Falls to Record Low, Rutgers Poll Shows

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 's favorability rating is at a record low, with voters holding a negative view of him outnumbering those who see him positively, according to a poll. Forty-five percent of registered voters reported an unfavorable view of the Republican, compared with 42 percent favorable, a difference that fell within the margin of error of the Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today.
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Oct 23, 2014

Wisniewski Introduces Bill to Improve Port Authority Governance - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1vUZ6p5

Oct 14, 2014

Christie Favorability Falls to Record Low, Rutgers Poll Shows - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1w4YHQz

Oct 11, 2014

RT @SteveAyscue: A little reverse psychology? Hunter S. Thompson's 1958 cover letter for a newspaper job - Boing Boing boingboing.net/2010/10/05/hun…

Oct 11, 2014

Christie Calls for Second-Chance Measures During NAACP Address - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1vXfzXN



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