Category: State News

Christie shuts down state government

Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee rejecting the Governor's nomination of Bruce Harris to the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Trenton on Thursday, May 31. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

The state government shut down at midnight, marking the first time since 2006 that the Legislature could not overcome a budget impasse by the constitutionally imposed deadline. Gov. Chris Christie first sparked the controversy during his budget address in February,…