Thursday, March 21, 2013
Governor undecided on whether he'll support Senate bill that would outlaw the practice among minors.
Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he is not sure if he would sign a bill banning minors from so-called "gay conversion" therapy should it reach his desk, nj.com reports. The New Jersey Senate's Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a bill to the full Senate that would outlaw the controversial practice, which seeks to alter a patient's sexual orientation. "I'm of two minds just on this stuff in general," he said in Stone Harbor, nj.com reports. "Number one, I think there should be lots of deference given to parents on raising their children. I don't — this is a general philosophy, not to his bill — generally philosophically, on bills that restrict parents ability to make decisions on how to care …
Monday, February 20, 2012
If the Democrats are serious about overriding the veto, they will need to mount a well-funded, serious challenge in District 26 Assembly race in November.
Betty Lou DeCroce, Morris County’s and New Jersey’s newest legislator, was sworn in last Thursday and cast her first vote on a bill. Not just any bill, but the Democrats’ stated top priority of the session. The one that would legalize same sex marriage. Her no vote was not surprising, given that every Republican in the lower house who cast a vote opposed it, the proclamation from the new minority leader that members could vote as they wished not withstanding. But it’s a vote that could come back to haunt her in November. Gov. Chris Christie did as promised and lost no time in issuing a conditional veto of the bill; the condition, that the question be put up for a vote, is one the Democrats say they will not accept. The Dems have vowed to …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Christie, Guadagno and other officials celebrate groundbreaking of real estate giant's new headquarters.
Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno and Madison Mayor Robert Conley stood with silver shovels over a pile of dirt Wednesday morning to mark the groundbreaking of Realogy's site in Madison. The international real estate firm is relocating its headquarters from Parsippany to the new location at 175 Park Ave. "Think about where we were two years ago," the governor said before a crowd of state and local officials and members of the business community. "The responsiveness or lack thereof of state government was so bad, that a worldwide company like Realogy, which we were fortunate to have headquartered in New Jersey, was literally ready to walk out the door without any type of reaction from the governor's office." Two years ago, the …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tickets going for $500 per person and a photo with the presidential candidate costs $2,500.
The contentious Republican 2012 presidential campaign rears its head in Parsippany Monday night, but this event is all about supporting one candidate. Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts, will be in the township at the Hilton Parsippany for a fund-raising reception. The event is being organized by Romney for President, but the evening's official host is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The event is a pricey one, according to a NJ.com report that says tickets for the reception run $500 per person. A photo with Romney reportedly will go for $2,500. What's being billed as Romney's New Jersey Kickoff Reception, takes place at Parsippany's Hilton hotel at 6 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Christie expresses exasperation with people still working on their tans.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Governor Chris Christie press conference, August 26, 2011.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Governor in 'good spirits,' expected to leave Somerset Medical Center tonight.
Gov. Chris Christie is in "good spirits" this afternoon at Somerset Medical Center after being taken to the Somerville hospital with breathing complications Thursday morning. Christie, 48, felt out of breath while he was being driven to a bill-signing event in Hillsborough, Maria Comella, deputy chief of staff for communications for the governor's office, said at a news conference at the medical center Thursday afternoon. According to Comella, doctors described Christie's condition as having asthma-like symptoms. Christie, who cleared his last physical in fall 2010, regularly carries an inhaler with him, Comella said. Christie's breathing complications Thursday were caused by his asthma, Comella said. Christie, who has suffered from asthma…
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Opponents of the reforms, which were approved by the Senate on Monday, have called the legislation an attack on the middle class.
Proposed legislation to increase contributions by public employees to their health care and pension costs is expected to be approved by the state Assembly Thursday, clearing its final hurdle before heading to Gov. Chris Christie to be signed into law. The state Senate adopted the pension and health care reform bill on Monday by a margin of 24-15, with 16 Republican Senators and eight Democrats voting in favor of bill S-2937. The bill would require teachers, state and local government workers to pay an additional 1 percent of their salaries toward their pensions as of July 1, and an additional 1 percent phased in over the next seven years for a total of 7.5 percent. Police and firefighters would pay an additional 1.5 percent of their …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Poll says president's having a better spring than the governor.
Friday, June 10, 2011
President Obama would hold onto his job if challenged by Gov. Chris Christie, according to a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. That's not new information—a similar poll in March found the same. What's new is just how much the gap has grown, according to the poll. In March, the divide was 46-40 percent, in favor of Obama according to the poll. Now it's showing at 50-34 percent. Now, all of that may be a moot point—Christie's said over and over again that he's not running. But ... what if he did? How would you vote? For Obama or Christie? Tell us in the comments. Here's FDU's full release on its poll: Jersey Guy Trails the President: But Then, So Does Everyone Else Visits to or from Iowa notwithstanding, New Jersey’s …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Spokesman says governor wants to end distraction.
Gov. Chris Christie and the state GOP will reimburse the state for the helicopter ride he took Tuesday to his son's Delbarton baseball game in Bergen County, the governor's office said Thursday. The Republican State Committee paid $1,232.29 for the Tuesday flight, while Christie paid the other half of the $2,465 bill. Christie also paid $919.20 for a flight on Friday. Christie said Thursday that he initially did not feel he needed to reimburse the state, but changed his mind in order to "focus on the really important issues to the people of the State of New Jersey." "My initial reaction to not reimbursing was I was told there is nothing to reimburse for," Christie said in Denville on Thursday. "Those helicopters are up in the air and …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Reaction mostly negative to governor's personal use of state chopper.
Against a backdrop of school budget cuts and state layoffs, Gov. Chris Christie faced mounting criticism Wednesday for using a state police helicopter to travel to his son's baseball game in Bergen County. Christie landed on a sports field at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale in the $12 million chopper Tuesday afternoon, minutes before his son was about to take the field as the catcher for the Delbarton School in their playoff game against St. Joe's. He and his wife, Mary Pat, left in the helicopter after the 5th inning. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) blasted Christie, saying she "fully expects" the governor to reimburse the state of New Jersey for the cost of the ride. "If this was for an official reason, that would …