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Christie brushes off 'beachgate' saga during New Jersey shutdown

Jul 03 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie brushed off criticism on Monday after he was caught on camera taking a break from dealing with a government shutdown to lounge on a state beach that was closed to the public during the July Fourth holiday weekend. | Video

New Jersey's Christie enjoys closed beach amid budget standoff

Jul 03 2017

July 3 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was caught on camera taking time out from dealing with a government shutdown to sunbathe on a state beach that had been closed to the public during the July Fourth holiday weekend.

Maine, New Jersey lawmakers scramble to end partial government shutdowns

Jul 03 2017

Partial government shutdowns in Maine and New Jersey stretched to a second day on Sunday as lawmakers returned to their respective state capitals in a bid to break budget impasses that have led to the suspension of many nonessential services.

New Jersey political standoff shuts down state government

Jul 01 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 1 New Jersey's government shut down on Friday at midnight when legislators failed to pass a budget before a July 1 deadline amid a standoff over a plan to take money from the state's biggest health insurance company.

In last budget address, New Jersey Governor Christie targets pensions, school funding

Feb 28 2017

TRENTON, N.J. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laid out plans to spend more money on public pensions and roads and reiterated calls to transform the state's school funding formula in his final budget address as leader of the state on Tuesday.

Christie to battle New Jersey's drug abuse problem in last year as governor

Jan 10 2017

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, trying to redeem himself at home and nationally after a scandal-tarred 2016, said on Tuesday he will make tackling New Jersey's spiraling drug-abuse epidemic the focus of his last year in office.

New Jersey to take over Atlantic City government, hike taxes

Nov 09 2016

TRENTON, N.J., Nov 9 A New Jersey state board voted on Wednesday to strip power from local elected officials in Atlantic City after their long-term financial recovery plan failed to pass muster.

Atlantic City to address N.J. concerns, resubmit fiscal recovery plan

Nov 02 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov 2 New Jersey's cash-strapped coastal gambling hub of Atlantic City will submit an updated fiscal recovery plan to the state, local officials said on Wednesday, in an eleventh-hour bid to hold off a takeover of city government.

New Jersey rejects Atlantic City recovery plan, opens door to takeover

Nov 01 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. New Jersey on Tuesday rejected Atlantic City's recovery plan, saying it was unlikely to achieve financial stability, setting the stage for a possible state takeover of the cash-strapped gambling hub.

New Jersey rejects Atlantic City recovery plan, opens door to takeover

Nov 01 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. New Jersey on Tuesday rejected Atlantic City's recovery plan, saying it was unlikely to achieve financial stability, setting the stage for a possible state takeover of the cash-strapped gambling hub.

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