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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Committees Investigating Christie Administration, George Washington Bridge Lane Closures Merge

New Jersey lawmakers have merged the committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

01/21/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses media speaks at a news conference in Sayreville on July 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Administration Asks N.J. Supreme Court To Take Appeal On Gay Marriage

A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.

09/30/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.

06/03/2013

Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (file / credits: New Jersey Senate Democrats, New Jersey Senate Republican Office)

Gloves Come Off Between Kean And Sweeney In N.J. State Senate

The two most powerful men in the New Jersey Senate are locking horns.

05/20/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Revives Plan For Tax Credit Aimed At Households Earning Up To $400K

Early indications, however, are that Democrats are unlikely to move off the argument that the state is not taking in sufficient revenues to support a phased-in 10 percent cut.

04/15/2013

Fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Rutgers Lawyer John Wolf Resigns Amid Rice Inquiry; John J. Farmer Takes His Place

The board of governors announced that a widely-respected former state attorney general, John J. Farmer, will be the school’s new top lawyer. Farmer had been serving as dean of its Newark law school.

04/11/2013

NJ TRANSIT Bay Head Comet III rail cars next to debris left by Sandy (credit: NJT)

Christie: No Scandal In $100 Million No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris Removal

Christie says New Jersey needed to hire a contractor quickly after Sandy to begin picking up mounds of debris left by the storm and AshBritt was selected in part because the firm had experience dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was able to get full reimbursement.

02/05/2013

Senate President Steve Sweeney (Credit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us)

Sweeney Calls For Probe Of No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris Cleanup

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has called for a panel to investigate a no-bid contract for debris cleanup awarded by the Christie administration after Superstorm Sandy.

02/04/2013

Stephen Sweeney, Gov. Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

Christie Squashes Minimum Wage Bill, Proposes Scaled-Back Alternative

Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto returns the bill to the Legislature suggesting that lawmakers scale the increase back by 25 cents, to $1 per hour and phase in the increase over three years.

01/28/2013

Stephen Sweeney, Gov. Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Senate President: Christie May Have ‘Prayed’ For Sandy To Come

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said Monday that Gov. Chris Christie might have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy, because it has provided cover for what Sweeney said are the governor’s failed economic policies.

01/07/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Legislature Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Christie’s Desk

The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.

12/03/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Along Party Lines, New Jersey State Senate Votes To Increase Minimum Wage

The measure passed 23-16 without a single Republican vote in the affirmative.

11/29/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Law To Bring Changes To Some New Jersey Universities

The hard-fought changes will give Rutgers University a medical school, through a merger with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As part of the restructuring, UMDNJ’s osteopathic school will be folded into Rowan University. The Glassboro campus will also become a research institution. The rest of UMDNJ falls under Rutgers campuses in Newark and New Brunswick.

08/22/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Calls Special Legislative Session To State Case For Middle-Class Tax Cut

The governor’s call comes a day after he slashed $361 million from the state budget that Democrats sent him, and gutted other Democrat-backed programs before signing the $32 billion spending plan into law.

06/30/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Gay Marriage Bill Passes New Jersey Senate, Heads To The Assembly

New Jersey lawmakers gave their blessing to legalizing gay marriage for the first time Monday as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow nuptials for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie’s insistence that he will veto such legislation.

02/13/2012

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