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  • SALEM, Ore.— Oregon is one of only two states where motorists aren't allowed to pump their own gas. Now, the Legislature appears ready to at least let people driving through rural Oregon serve themselves because of concerns that travelers could get stranded in places where few gas stations are open after hours. Parts of Oregon are so remote that people unfamiliar...

  • Chris Christie to help turn around the city's troubled finances was paid about $70,000 for just over three months of work. The state attorney general's office told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Kevyn Orr, who returned last week to his private-sector law firm Jones Day, was paid $950 an hour. Orr helped shepherd Detroit through its municipal bankruptcy...

  • Treasurer says revenues expected to exceed projections Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:22 AM ET

    Chris Christie's administration will put the cash toward New Jersey's public pensions, his top treasury official said Wednesday. Christie appealed, and the state Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The government expects about $200 million more in tax revenue for the current fiscal year, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told the...

  • Role of government powers at issue in pension case Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 1:55 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers' unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state had engaged in a "bait and switch." The state Supreme Court probed whether the state has a contractual obligation to pay what it agreed to in a 2011 pension...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market has been punishing New Jersey's debt, largely because of the state's underfunded pension system and growing retirement costs. On Wednesday, the state's supreme court will hear arguments about whether it was legal for Governor Chris Christie to slash $1.6 billion from New Jersey's 2015 pension...

  • New Jersey officials expect to collect up to $200 million in additional revenue between now and June 30, a windfall that Gov. The additional sum, if achieved, is still just one-eighth of the nearly $1.6 billion that a superior court judge ordered lawmakers to pay into the system after more than a dozen public sector unions filed suit to force the administration to...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The tax credits the state is using to attract businesses to Camden could end up costing more than they bring in even if the companies fulfill their minimum obligations, an advocacy group warned. The study, to be published Tuesday and made available beforehand to The Associated Press, relies on data provided by the New Jersey Economic Development...

  • Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he's innocent of charges that he was involved in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution in 2013.. Chris Christie have pleaded not guilty after they were charged in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as...

  • Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:29 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, arrived to face charges...

  • FMR CHRIS CHRISTIE AIDE BRIDGET KELLY SAYS' I AM NOT GUILTY OF THESE CHARGES'.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, while two others were indicted- another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, a former senior Christie appointee to...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, a former senior Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, who had been a senior Christie appointee to the Port...

  • DAVID WILDSTEIN, FORMER ALLY TO NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE, PLEADS GUILTY TO TWO COUNTS OF CONSPIRACY.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to plead guilty on Friday to criminal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, according to several news reports. David Wildstein, who had been a senior Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is expected to plead guilty in the first...

  • Kelly says she is innocent of the charges that she schemed to shut down traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge as political retribution. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff says she is innocent of charges that she schemed to shut down traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge. Bridget Kelly said at a news conference Friday she never...

  • 3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie— but not Christie himself— in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, apparently easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year. One of those charged, David Wildstein, a former high-ranking official at...

  • S&P: Atlantic City bankruptcy unlikely in near term Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:50 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Wall Street ratings agency Standard& Poors says a bankruptcy filing for Atlantic City is unlikely in the near term. The recommendations include drastic spending cuts and layoffs for Atlantic City's municipal government, as well as deferring some pension and other payments. Chris Christie appointed the emergency manager in January to help...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J.— Goya Foods is officially opening its new headquarter in Jersey City. Chris Christie is among the dignitaries expected at the ceremony on Wednesday for the new facility, which is receiving $82 million in state tax credits to help pay for the company's move from nearby Secaucus. The firm had considered moving to Long Island before the state...

  • Chris Christie's decision to send state troopers to help contain the violence in Baltimore dominated the governor's first news conference in New Jersey in more than five months. "Get the state troopers out of Baltimore!" Christie announced Tuesday he had deployed 150 state police personnel, including 100 state troopers, after rioting erupted in Baltimore...