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  • Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said Tuesday the legislation will get a vote on June 11 in the Assembly and on June 25 in the Senate. The bills were introduced last year, and Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney had called on Republican Gov. Jim Whelan, the Senate sponsor, and said Christie needs "to get off the sidelines and get this done."

  • WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of...

  • Chris Christie's administration has reached a deal to pay $7.6 million to a firm the state contracted to help handle applications for its Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program. The state Department of Community Affairs reached the agreement on Thursday with Hammerman and Gainer Inc., also called HGI, department spokeswoman Lisa Ryan said.

  • The latest on a possible gas pipeline in the Pinelands Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    South Jersey Gas tried and failed in 2014 to get the approval of the board that oversees the state's million-acre pineland preserve. Chris Christie supports the pipeline, and he's got a new appointee on the Pinelands Commission, which could decide the fate of the venture. South Jersey Gas says the project has the support of the state Board of Public Utilities, the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • TOMS RIVER, N.J.— In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, Gov. The federal government has awarded New Jersey $4.1 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery; $1.64 billion has been given to homeowners so far. "I want to go home, I want my kids to go home and everybody else to go back home," said Joe Karcz, whose home in...

  • Gov Christie: Wealth gap in US worse under Obama Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells CNBC he's fine with the wealthy doing well, but believes the middle class needs economic protection.

  • Gov. Christie: Dems won't cut taxes   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Dems won't cut taxes

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, discusses entitlement reform, creating jobs in New Jersey, and why tax cuts are critical.

  • Gov. Christie: Don't react to polls, lead them   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Don't react to polls, lead them

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, shares his thoughts on economic policy and entitlement reform. Also Christie weighs in on wage stagnation and protecting the middle class.

  • Bill Baroni was one of his appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Former Port Authority official David Wildstein, a Christie associate, pleaded guilty this month and said he, Baroni and Kelly concocted the scheme to close access lanes to the bridge from Fort Lee to punish the town's Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie's re-election...

  • Christie entered a 15- year contract with lottery marketing and sales company Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group in 2013 to oversee parts of the state lottery, but revenues have been missing projections. Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff presented the state Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday with the latest revenue figures showing the lottery is...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
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    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • NEW YORK— The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. The railroad's importance became all the more apparent after Amtrak Train 188 derailed Tuesday as it sped around a curve in...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The New Jersey Assembly is condemning a proposed $225 million settlement in an environmental dispute with ExxonMobil that Republican Gov. The Democrat-majority Assembly approved a nonbinding resolution Thursday, criticizing the deal the state attorney general and the New Jersey Environmental Protection Department reached with the oil...

  • Sandy victims protest pace of rebuilding aid programs Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Wendy Joan sported strips of red tape on her jeans and jacket to symbolize the delays she has encountered with state agencies and joined other Superstorm Sandy victims Thursday, rallying to voice their frustration as the third summer after the storm nears. "This has been my life for the past 2 1/ 2 years— red tape," Joan said. Her home, near a creek in Brick...

  • Jeb Bush may be too honest to be president Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Jeb Bush is simply determined to run for president his way and not bow to political customs unless he absolutely must. NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama's monetary and regulatory policies have stymied economic growth by allowing financial assets to grow...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama had failed to curb spending and that his regulatory policies had led to stagnant growth.

  • Christie: Obama, Fed have worsened U.S. inequality Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:58 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 12- Potential Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday sharply criticized the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve, saying they had widened the gulf between the rich and poor in the United States. Lately he has been lagging other Republicans, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and U.S.