Two of Gov. Chris Christie appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey led a secretive campaign to quickly push through toll hikes on the Hudson River bridges and tunnels, according to a published report.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who had previously dodged questions about the plate, told Atlanta’s Channel 11 today that he wasn’t “concerned about” the plate and that “hopefully those who take offense at it will look at the fact that it is part of a cultural heritage of our state.”
New Jersey is in the earliest stages of its 2015 fiscal budget, but a lot can be told from the excerpts released last night in anticipation of Gov. Chris Christie's address today. The main take: "We are sacrificing university research, support for K-12 education, funding for the environment and energy and infrastructure of all kinds on the altar of these three things: pensions, health, and debt."
Political operatives from across the spectrum are scouring the thousands of emails exchanged by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign staff and those who worked for him when he was Milwaukee County executive, trying to find items they can use to attack or defend the state's most polarizing figure. Liberals and conservatives alike have been hunting through the 28,000 pages of documents for their names, as well as the names of political friends and enemies.
As a county sheriff, Guadagno made false and conflicting statements that enabled a top aide to improperly collect an $85,000 pension on top of his $87,500 salary, as first revealed by a New Jersey Watchdog investigative report in 2010.
The state of New Jersey has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort to legalize sports betting at the state's casinos and horse racing tracks. Currently, sports betting is only legal in Las Vegas.
A Charlotte grocery store cook has been fired for a comment he made to Gov. Pat McCrory. The Charlotte Observer reported that an employee of Reid's Fine Foods said he was fired because of a comment he made to the governor Sunday.
It's an ongoing war, but the next battle over the Supreme Court begins with NJ Gov. Christie's decision whether to grant Chief Justice Stuart Rabner (a Democrat) tenure. There are three scenarios facing Christie in his pursuit of a super-majority on the state's high court, all of which are dissected beyond the fold.