Thursday, January 24, 2013
Governor hailed as hero following Sandy, says he's 'more ready' to consider presidential run.
Thursday, January 24
Gov. Chris Christie has been considered by some legislators and constituents to be somewhat of a hero for his response and leadership following Superstorm Sandy. But now that the storm has passed, the governor is looking toward the future and a potential run for presidency, according to a Time magazine article, "The Boss," about the state's leader. As Republicans look to place a strong candidate in the 2016 presidential election, Christie may be their choice. But state Democratic leaders said there is much the governor has still not delivered on during his tenure. Despite rumors that he was planning to run for president in 2012, Christie publicly announced several times over that he did not have intentions to run. Now months later, after …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Governor's press secretary says Thursday's vote was 'partisan theater' and Fredric Knapp will remain in place as Morris County's acting prosecutor.
Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp got a thumbs down vote in the New Jersey Senate on Thursday, but the governor's office said the vote was "partisan theater" and Knapp will remain in place as Morris County's acting prosecutor and will be renominated by Gov. Chris Christie next year. Knapp was nominated by Christie in June to be the next Morris County prosecutor, but he never was considered by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee. That led Christie to order what Democrats said was a shocking Attorney General's Office takeover of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office last week, removing former Prosecutor Robert Bianchi, whose term technically ended on June 22, and having Knapp sworn in as the acting prosecutor in …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Complaint claims law that allowed Attorney General to take over Morris County Prosecutor's Office at Gov. Chris Christie's request is unconstitutional.
Former Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi is suing to try to have the courts overturn a law that allowed the Attorney General to take over the Morris County Prosecutor's Office on Friday at Gov. Chris Christie's request, according to The Star-Ledger. Bianchi's father filed the lawsuit Monday on his son's behalf, claiming the law that allowed the Attorney General's Office "supersession" on Friday is unconstitutional because it conflicts with another state law that says a governor can only remove a county prosecutor after showing cause and holding a public hearing, the report says. Christie said in a news conference Friday uncertainty about the status of the position hurts office morale, according to reports. Christie requested the move…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Robert Hanna, a lawyer with nearly 30 years of legal experience, is president of the Board of Public Utilities.
A Madison resident who has nearly three decades of legal experience and is president of the state Board of Public Utilities has been nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court by Gov. Chris Christie. A news release from the governor's office about his nomination of Robert Hanna and Judge David Bauman of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, said the nominees are "exceptionally qualified, accomplished individuals." "I thank each of these very accomplished, capable individuals for their willingness to serve on the Supreme Court," Christie said. "Not only would Bob and David make outstanding justices, but their nominations also expand the diversity of background, strong experience and qualifications of the Court membership—a point…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie 'continues to fully support' Fredric Knapp and wants there to be a fair hearing, his deputy press secretary says.
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet next Thursday, but Gov. Chris Christie's nominee for the next Morris County prosecutor is nowhere on the agenda. Fredric Knapp, a Randolph resident and founding member of the law firm Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski in Florham Park, was nominated in June for the position, but the Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet considered the nomination. "Since the Governor filed his nomination, it continues to languish in the Senate," Sean Conner, Christie's deputy press secretary, said in an email this week. "The Governor continues to fully support Mr. Knapp and hopes he will receive a fair, open hearing and an up or down vote." Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari would …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Governor and Jon Stewart talk Sandy, Springsteen and Christie's health care veto.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Watch part two of the interview on The Daily Show website.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
In a light moment, Gov. Christie chides a reporter for asking a question about the Hostess bankruptcy. The maker of Twinkies and other baked goods said Friday that it will shut down operations after failing to come to terms with its Bakers Union.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Governor says the rationing has worked
Gov. Christie says he may lift gas rationing on Monday. The governor, speaking at a press conference in Seaside Park on Friday, said the rationing has worked well and eased congestion at gas stations. But he expects all power to be restored by Sunday, so rationing should therefore end. Drivers in the following counties are now limited on the days in which they can fill up their gas tanks: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. According to the state, plates ending in an even number can fill up on even numbered days of the month, while plates ending in an odd number can fill up on odd numbered days of the month. The number to look for is the final numerical digit …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Governor also praises National Guard at press conference in Somerset.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie praised the National Guard's work in New Jersey during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and reportedly said he expects all power to be restored to the state by early Sunday. Christie spoke at a press conference on Thursday, flanked by members of the National Guard at an armory in Somerset. "I wanted to come here and thank these men and women as an example of the over 2,200 National Guardsmen I ordered activated in the prelude to Hurricane Sandy," Christie said. "They have done an extraordinary job." Christie addressed a number of issues still plaguing the state, including power outages. Christie said as of Thursday morning there were 390,746 customers without power in the state, an increase of about 19,000 from …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
'I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job.'
A day after President Barack Obama earned reelection, Governor Chris Christie dismissed critics who have accused him of bolstering the president during Obama's post-Sandy visit to New Jersey. “I wouldn't call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama," Christie said. "I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job." Speaking to reporters as Winter Storm Athena prepared to batter the already storm-shocked state, Christie was also quick to dismiss speculation of a 2016 presidential run, saying that the life and death issues inherent with back-to-back storms have made politics a minor focus for now. “I've got a job to do in New Jersey. My future, whatever it …