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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.

Christie Calls for Second-Chance Measures During NAACP Address

bloomberg.com — Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, told a convention of the state NAACP chapter that both parties need to advance "second-chance" legislation for the poor and those addicted to drugs. Christie, a 52-year-old Republican, told the civil-rights group he wants the state's voters on Nov.

Christie Calls for Second-Chance Measures During NAACP Address

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, told a convention of the state NAACP chapter that both parties need to advance "second-chance" legislation for the poor and those addicted to drugs. Christie, a 52-year-old Republican, told the civil-rights group he wants the state's voters on Nov.

NJ traffic cameras lose support

mcall.com — TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie is leaning toward eliminating red-light cameras after a five-year test was fraught with glitches and gripes, even as data showed fewer crashes at intersections with the equipment. A pilot program begun in 2009 that snaps photos of vehicles running stop signals expires in December, and no lawmaker has sponsored a bill to extend it.

Christie Enters Contract Talks With Weary Public Unions

bloomberg.com — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is headed into contract talks with unions that are still smarting over wage freezes and higher health-care payments imposed during his first term. Negotiations with all employees except state police are slated to begin this month, according to a bond offering statement.

N.J. Board Puts Newark Under Supervision as Part of Deficit Fix

bloomberg.com — A New Jersey panel that oversees spending by towns and cities voted to place Newark's finances under state supervision as part of Mayor Ras Baraka's plan to close a $93 million budget deficit. The Local Finance Board voted unanimously today in favor of the move, which lets New Jersey's largest city spread out $30 million of last year's deficit over a decade.

Newark City Council Approves $815 Million Baraka Budget

bloomberg.com — Newark's city council unanimously voted today to send Mayor Ras Baraka's $815 million budget to New Jersey officials for approval, as he seeks to close a deficit that started the year at $93 million.
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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

Oct 09, 2014

About 10 mins from Chris Christie stop with Tom Corbett in Philly suburbs. Feels just like Jersey ... pic.twitter.com/TI2JI3i3y0



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