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  • NEW YORK, March 6- Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..." Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided...

  • March 5- New Jersey officials said on Thursday that ExxonMobil had agreed to pay $225 million to the state to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations through the state. The New York Times last week reported a pending agreement in the long-running lawsuit, which was potentially worth nearly...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J.— Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have assailed a proposed court settlement of about $250 million between Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Exxon Mobil in an oil and chemical contamination case in which the state originally sought nearly $9 billion. The contamination case stretches back to 2004, when the state...

  • Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees' pension funds. The threat of an additional lawsuit adds to the intrigue surrounding the budget proposal that Christie made last week for the 2016 fiscal year that begins July 1. But the same jurist, Judge Mary Jacobson, ruled last week that Christie and lawmakers must make good on a 2015...

  • RUTHERFORD, N.J.— If New Jersey continues its decades-old pattern of borrowing money to fund transportation infrastructure projects, it will jeopardize its ability to do the same in the future, a legislator told a group of business leaders Tuesday. Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski said the state must identify a dedicated source of...

  • Chris Christie made headlines on the state's beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund this week by not mentioning it in his 25- minute budget address, drawing the ire of many interest groups pushing for a long-term fix to the fund. Tom Bracken, president of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and chairman of a group of business and labor leaders pushing for a kind of...

  • Democrat: veto override still on despite GOP bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Lawmakers' efforts to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey got a jump-start on Friday, but the prospects for passing legislation are still uncertain. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie vetoed an overhaul passed unanimously in both legislatures, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. is introducing a new bill aimed at reforming the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey drivers bracing for an increase in the state's gas tax might have gotten a reprieve until 2016.. Chris Christie says the state's transportation trust fund has enough cash to run through June 2016, not June 2015 as many lawmakers and outside interest groups have been saying. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff explained the date...

  • Christie and Walker take different paths on union issues Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors— and face another round in the ring with organized labor. For Christie, that means trying to reach a deal to fix New Jersey's underfunded pension system by working with a teacher's union that he's repeatedly...

  • MOORESTOWN, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Christie did not mention one factor that could complicate his plan, as well as his overall $33.8 billion budget proposal: A state judge said Monday that he and the Legislature must restore nearly $1.6 billion to the pension funds for the fiscal year that ends June 30. The first question from the public came from Joseph Griffin II, who...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, again has a buyer- and again it's Florida developer Glenn Straub, who was lured back by a discounted price of $82 million. New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, recently appointed an emergency manager to reinvigorate the city's finances and appointed Kevyn Orr, who put Detroit into...

  • What taxpayers need to know about Christie's budget Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey taxpayers got a glimpse Tuesday of how Gov. Chris Christie plans to spend their money for the next fiscal year, as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid and highlights his work with the state teachers union on pension reform. Christie proposes paying $1.3 billion into the state's public pension system and says the figure is the largest payment...

  • Feb 24- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has won agreement from the state's teachers union on a "roadmap" for addressing New Jersey's massive pension problem, a dramatic turn in a long-bitter relationship between the two camps. Christie, a Republican weighing a bid for the White House in 2016, will reveal the development formally in his annual budget address...

  • NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AND STATE TEACHERS UNION AGREE TO' ROADMAP' TO ADDRESS PENSION GAP.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is considering a run for president in 2016, on Tuesday proposed a massive restructuring of the public employees' pension system as he unveiled a $33.8 billion state budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. We get it done, "Christie told the Democrat-controlled state Legislature during a speech in which he...

  • Feb 23- A New Jersey court on Monday struck down Governor Chris Christie's plan to cut contributions to its public pension system, ruling in favor of teachers, firefighters and police who sued the governor and state. Christie, an expected 2016 Republican Presidential contender, proposed the cuts last May to try to plug a $2.7 billion state revenue shortfall...

  • Chris Christie and the state's Democrat-controlled Legislature must find $1.57 billion to put into pension funds for retired public workers, a judge ruled Monday in a decision that comes as a major legal blow to the governor as he prepares to run for president. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson's ruling could force big changes in the state budget late in the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey drivers bracing for a possible increase in the gas tax might be getting a brief reprieve, but not because lawmakers and Gov. "It's a way of pushing the can down the road," said Hope Township Mayor Tim McDonough, who belongs to the State League of Municipalities and is chairman of its transportation committee. Senate President Steve Sweeney, who...

  • MOORESTOWN, N.J.— An employee of an armed security company opened fire on a co-worker inside the business Monday morning before fatally shooting himself outside, police said. The surviving victim was shot four times, and was listed in critical condition at Cooper Hospital in Camden, Moorestown police Lt. The office is located in a business park and is less than a...

  • Feb 20- United Airlines has opened an internal investigation into its relationship with the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following a government probe, according to its annual filing on Friday. Media reports have said the government is probing whether United added direct flights from its Newark hub to an airport near a home of...