Governor Chris Christie
Christopher Cerf praised New Jersey’s education system but says the gap between students of economic privilege and those born into poverty remains “a shameful problem.”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker banged the bi-partison drum Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” saying partisan rhetoric was good for ratings but not for progress.
The Education Department has been led by an acting commissioner since Christie fired Bret Schundler in August after the state lost $400 million in federal education aid.
Federal Transportation Department documents show New Jersey Transit sought a new Early System Work Agreement in January to speed up the project.
A report to Gov. Christie on the future of gaming recommended the state get out of the horse racing business. A $30 million subsidy to fatten racing purses was recently allowed to lapse.
New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on Thursday was set to consider whether to hire a Washington, D.C., law firm. Patton Boggs would be paid $485 per hour to challenge the Federal Transit Authority’s tab.
Gov. Chris Christie has spent much of his first year in office criticizing schools for being inefficient and the teachers union for keeping them that way.
Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that requires coaches to remove any player who shows signs of a concussion. Those students would need to be cleared by a doctor before they can compete again.
Christie this week approved the hiring of a high-powered Washington, D.C. law firm to wage the battle on the tunnel tab.
Christie originally wanted the station sold or its license transferred. Now the administration wants the state to retain the license and enter an agreement for others to provide content.
The cost to rebuild the Tappan Zee is estimated as high as $16 billion.
The governor, who regularly peppers his speeches with jokes, got some in with Fallon, too.
Gov. Christie said the plan had three points in its favor: it would be cheaper than the scrapped tunnel, it would connect to Penn Station and it would have funding from New York City and state.
Acting Education Commissioner Rochelle Hendricks told 21 executive county superintendents last week that any new or renegotiated contracts must comply with the cap, which still hasn’t been adopted.
Overall, 49 percent give Christie a thumbs up, compared to 39 percent who give his job performance a thumbs down.