STATE — Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2009 tax returns show that he and his
wife, Mary Pat, reported $544,047 in income, a $97,193 increase over the
$446,854 they reported in 2008.
The Republican Governor released 100 pages of his federal and state 2009 tax returns Friday. The delay was due to a six-month filing extension granted to them in April.
His wife, Mary Pat Christie, is a Wall Street bond broker. Chris Christie earns $175,000 a year as governor.
Neither Christie nor his wife checked the box on their state return through which they would provide $1 for gubernatorial campaign funding. During his campaign, he received $12.6 million in public funds.
Lt Gov. Kim Guadagno and her husband, state Superior Court Judge Michael Guadagno also released their 2009 tax returns. They reported an income of $317,056.
Among the revenue items reported by the Governor was $2,207 interest
from a $46,000 loan to family friend Michele Brown. The loan to Brown, the top assistant when he was U.S. Attorney who now serves as the governor’s appointments counsel, became an issue during the 2009 campaign because Christie had initially failed to disclose it.
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