Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Party faithful say the governor hit all the right marks in his prime-time address to the nation.
In a speech that was both biographical and also touched upon the Republicans' vision for the country, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in the limelight Tuesday as he delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. And state delegates who were in the St. Pete Times Forum who listened to his speech said the governor struck just the right tone in making his case for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
NJ governor expected to address Republican National Convention at about 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to give his keynote speech at Tuesday night's Republican National Convention at about 10:30 p.m. Watch and listen to the governor's remarks and the rest of the evening's convention here.
Republican delegates attending the party's national convention in Tampa this week anticipate the governor's time in the spotlight.
Delegates from across New Jersey who are representing the Garden State at the Republican National Convention share their thoughts on what they hope the rest of the country will learn from Gov. Chris Christie's keynote.
The governor is scheduled to address the Republican National Convention between 10 and 11 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Republican National Committee released a revised agenda for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that places Gov. Chris Christie's keynote address in the 10 p.m. hour. 7:00 p.m. Remarks by Speaker John Boehner Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), U.S. congressional candidate Remarks by Janine Turner Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum Remarks by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers 8:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH) Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK) Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI) 9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Brian …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Housing advocate and municipalities try to prevent the state from taking their funds.
The battle between the Christie administration and the Fair Share Housing Center continues. This time, the two sides are going to court Friday over as much as $200 million in local affordable housing trust funds. So far, the Appellate Division of Superior Court has been kind to the Cherry Hill-based housing advocates, but this case could be a different story. To help balance the budget, Gov. Chris Christie recommended the state use the trust fund money. The administration appears to be within its legal right to do so, as the law creating the funds—and the developer fees that municipalities levy to subsidize them—specified municipalities had to “commit to spend” the money within four years. The clock strikes midnight on July 17. But as …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
After spending vetoes, governor calls for a special legislative session on tax cuts.
Gov. Chris Christie had the last word on state spending last Friday, vetoing most of the new expenditures the Democrats had sought within the budget and in separate bills. And then he went further, calling the Legislature back for a command performance, a special summer session on Monday to try to bully them into the tax cut he has been seeking all year. Rarely, when there is divided government, does the theater that is the process of enacting a state budget in New Jersey disappoint. And that’s what all of this is, political theater. Because the Democrats are not going to pass Christie’s 10 percent across-the-board tax cut proposal as it gives more money back to the wealthy than to the poor and middle class. And there’s no way Christie is …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Governor uses town hall meeting in Cedar Grove to urge the state Legislature to support his budget before it goes on summer break.
Governor Chris Christie got a warm welcome at Cedar Grove High School during his town hall-style meeting Tuesday — where he used the platform to criticize Democratic legislators whom he said are impeding his budget reforms. "We have a $30 billion-plus budget and they haven't even responded to it yet," he said. "I'm still waiting for bills to come to my desk." He villified Democratic legislators who oppose him by calling them "Corzine Democrats" and said he'd thought he'd driven "stakes through their hearts" when he was elected in 2009. The governor took jabs at former Gov. Jim McGreevey and state Sen. Dick Codey as well and said New Jersey residents who are waiting for tax relief to come their way from the Democrats should, "Go inside…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Mayor and governor have fun with their images
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just because they're the state's two most prominent politicians doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humor. The office of Gov. Chris Christie released a lighthearted video co-starring Newark Mayor Cory Booker recently as a peripatetic go-to guy, riffing off his now national-scale image as a man of action following his rescue of a neighbor from a burning building several weeks ago. As the Democratic mayor of the state's largest city is depicted doing everything from coming up with a spare guitar for Bruce Springsteen to catching a falling baby, a faux-frustrated Christie hisses "Booker!" The video was produced for the New Jersey Press Association's Legislative Correspondent's Club show. Click on the video above to see the Cory and Chris…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Governor speaks in Bridgewater about his week spent in Israel and Jordan.
Gov. Chris Christie spoke before religious leaders at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center Wednesday to relay information about his “extraordinary week” visiting Israel and the weekend he spent visiting Jordan. Aside from some time spent sightseeing with his wife and children last week, Gov. Christie also met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, he told invited religious leaders. Christie is also planning to hold similar meetings in other locations around the state to discuss his trip. “It was fortuitous that we went during Holy Week,” he said. “I got an incredible sense about Jerusalem, and why it is important that it remains under Israeli control.” “We saw people celebrating all religious …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The governor apparently nodded off during a Bruce Springsteen concert in New York City.
Rock and Roll star Bruce Springsteen's high-energy shows are known to inspire fervor in his audiences. But, apparenty Gov. Christopher J. Christie was running a little low on energy at a recent concert by The Boss at Madison Square Garden in New York City, according to a report on The Huffington Post. A fan sent in a photo of Christie resting his head in his hand, apparently napping during the show, the New York Post reports. The governor is a longtime fan of The Boss. Last month Christie attended what he said was his 127th Springsteen concert, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Christie's name has been tossed around as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney in next year's presidential election. Last year, Christie mulled …