Deputy attorney general Jean Reilly argued that any payment is subject to legislative appropriations every year and, in the end, whether the state can afford it.
The New Jersey Education Association announced it will no longer work with Gov. Christie’s Pension and Benefits Study Commission until the administration catches up with fund payments it agreed to four years ago.
A three-judge state appeals court panel in New Jersey has freed up some $200 million that towns had set aside for affordable housing — money that the Christie administration had been trying to use for other purposes over the past few years.
State courts will now step in to oversee the task which, according to the NJ Supreme Court, the Christie administration couldn’t do.
“He’s short again on the law he signed, so we are taking him to court for the third time, with plenty of notice,” says Wendell Steinhauer, president of the New Jersey Education Association.
The governor noted that crime is down a lot since the new Camden County Police Metro Division took over patrols, and there are two major economic development projects in the works.
Fox, a Democrat, served as transportation commissioner, and later as chief of staff, to former governor Jim McGreevey.
Cerf came in early in Gov. Chris Christie’s first term, after Bret Schundler was abruptly fired by the governor over policy disagreements.
A political science professor at Rider University says the back and forth between the Christie Administration and a former Port Authority staffer is just heating up.
New Jersey’s Supreme Court will have the final say on whether same-sex marriage will become legal.
The Christie Administration’s bid to delay a court order mandating gay marriage in New Jersey has been turned down by the judge who issued that order.
A complaint has been filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, contending that the Christie administration is making it more difficult for Hispanics to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
The ruling freezes some $140 million set aside for housing projects.
There’s a call for the feds to look into a plan to hand operation of the New Jersey Lottery over to a private company.
The Christie Administration announced plans to award New Jersey’s lottery contract to a private company Friday.