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Residents disapprove of Christie’s leadership

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Fourteen months after winning re-election with a whopping 60 percent of the vote, Governor Chris Christie is tanking with New Jersey voters, according to a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. The Republican governor and potential 2016 contender faces a divided…

Christie skipped some key topics

Governor Chris Christie skipped some key topics in his fifth State of the State address this afternoon. State economic development officials offered unprecedented tax incentives to corporations but several large companies moved jobs out of the Garden State. Although he…

NJ taxpayers got smoked in tobacco bond deal

Behind New Jersey’s Tobacco Bond Bailout, A Hedge Fund’s $100 Million Payday by Cezary Podkul | ProPublica TRENTON, N.J. — When state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff briefed lawmakers on New Jersey’s ailing budget in April, he brought good news. His office had just…

Acting chief takes helm

Mayor Wilda Diaz appointed Captain Larry Cattano as acting deputy chief of police in command of all department operations. Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is off duty pending the result of criminal charges alleging that he robbed taxpayers by having city…