Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The national spotlight shines on Gov. Chris Christie for his Republican National Convention keynote address. The governor plans to use New Jersey as an "illustrative experience."
Gov. Chris Christie will have the nation’s attention this evening as he delivers the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Network coverage of the Republican National Convention begins at 10 p.m. tonight. Christie is scheduled to speak at 10:30 p.m. The speech will be carried live across the national networks—ABC, CBS, NBC—plus on CNN, Fox News, PBS and NJTV. While Christie hasn’t released an advance copy of the speech, he left clues during a long morning of talk show interviews. On Today, Christie told Matt Lauer, “I’ll use New Jersey as an illustrative experience about what can happen if you stick by your principles and look for ways to solve problems.” Fox News reports that Christie will “make the case for …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan selected as GOP nominee, while NJ governor may serve as convention keynote speaker.
After months of rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be tapped as the GOP vice president nomineee, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney instead on Saturday chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan for the spot. Christie may now have the opportunity to serve as the GOP convention's keynote speaker later this month in Tampa, Fla. Being named the keynote speaker could open the door for Christie to run in 2016 and still allow him to serve a second term as governor. The New Jersey governor, who in the past has stated he was not interested in the vice presidential nomination, may have ultimately lost out in the long run due to his short fuse and short record. In just the last month, Christie branded a reporter as an "idiot" down in Monmouth County …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The NJ Department of Labor wants to put returning veterans to work in a special program for construction jobs.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
To the Editor: It takes a special kind of courage to join our nation’s military, especially in these volatile times abroad. As we welcome our veterans home, the least we can do for them is to provide employment opportunity when they return home. We have a moral obligation to hire our Jersey heroes, but it also is a practical decision. No one has been more committed to getting New Jersey’s veterans back to work that than Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. That is why the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has strongly supported the Helmets to Hardhats program, which enables men and women in the National Guard, people in the reserve and retired or transitioning military members to connect to quality career and training…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie finds a receptive audience on his "Tax Relief Tour" of the Jersey Shore.
The Chris Christie public-relations machine rolled into Ocean City on Wednesday, and the New Jersey governor met a mostly fawning crowd in a Republican town at the Republican tip of the state. Christie is in the middle of his "Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour," a public flogging of Democrats over a stalled tax cut or, as he calls it, an effort to "kick their rear ends from one end of the state to the other." The Republican governor spoke at a 3 p.m. public "town hall" meeting (the 91st in his two-and-a-half years as governor) on the Ocean City Music Pier. A crowd of more than 200 people—including a who's who of city and business leaders—cheered Christie's proposals and his call for state legislators to "get the hell off the beach and go back…
Monday, July 2, 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 13, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie delivered a wide-ranging speech at a Haddonfield town hall June 12. Here are a few highlights from his address and Q&A.
Read more about Gov. Chris Christie's Haddonfield town hall at "Christie Slams Assembly Dems on Haddonfield Turf of Their Leader."
The governor scolded Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald during a two-hour town hall meeting Tuesday. Christie also tamed the crowd with charm, wit and personable stories.
Gov. Chris Christie came out swinging Tuesday, taking the fight to state Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald on his home turf in Haddonfield. The Republican governor accused Greenwald of standing in the way of a 10 percent tax-cut proposal in front of the Legislature. Christie zoned in on Greenwald during a nearly two-hour town hall meeting in front of a capacity crowd of nearly 600 packed into the middle school gym. "Now, we're ready to cut taxes and the only people standing in our way are Lou Greenwald and the Assembly Democrats," said Christie, who is campaigning to have a state budget deal before the end of the month. "I'm coming to Haddonfield today because I need your help. Lou Greenwald, he's your guy. Now we have to put the …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie's Haddonfield appearance is open the the public—get the RSVP form here.
Want to check out Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall in Haddonfield? We have the RSVP details. Christie will attend a town hall on Tuesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. at Haddonfield Middle School’s gymnasium, 5 Lincoln Ave., Haddonfield. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. and although the governor’s office requests an RSVP, seating is on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to the Haddonfield town hall through this form. What’s the one thing you really want Gov. Christie to address at the town hall? Tell us in the comments.
The governor will hold a town meeting.
Gov. Chris Christie is making another South Jersey stop in his statewide tour. The New Jersey governor will hold a town meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. in the gymnasium of Haddonfield's middle school on Lincoln Avenue. Mayor Tish Colombi made the announcement at a borough commissioner's work session on Monday. Christie has held meetings like this across the state since he was elected in 2009. The last time he was in Haddonfield was in 2009 when Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and current presidential candidate, endorsed him on the steps of the borough Municipal Hall. Finding a venue big enough for the meeting in Haddonfield was a challenge. The middle school was chosen, and reservations are requested. Haddonfield has …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A plan supported by Gov. Chris Christie will implement tests at the end of every high school grade level instead of just junior year.
New Jersey plans to scrap the do-or-die test that 11th-graders must pass to graduate in favor of exams given each year that will allow academic adjustment for struggling students. The Christie administration on Monday threw its support behind a series of recommendations from the College and Career Readiness Task Force to do away with the High School Proficiency Exam and Alternative High School Assessment. Under the plan, ninth-, 10th- and 11th- graders would instead take an exam on literacy and math at the end of each year, covering that academic year’s curriculum. So, for example, the math section will cover just algebra or geometry, rather than folding several years of math into one exam, as is the case for the current test for high …