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Legislature creates new joint committee to continue GW Bridge investigation

The 12-member bipartisan committee will be led by Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) and state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), both of whom served as chairs for their respective single-house committees.With a split of eight Democrats to four Republicans, the panel will also include Assembly members Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morristown), Marlene Caride (D-Ridgefield), Lou Greenwald (D-Voorhees), Amy ...

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Christie ties reportedly led to big gains for Wolff Samson

According to state records obtained by the radio station, Wolff & Samson’s lobbying business went from $40,000 annually prior to Christie’s first election to over $1 million per year afterwards. WNYC also reported that according to records, the firm’s municipal bond counsel businesses has quadrupled since Christie took office, jumping from handling $2.4 billion worth ...

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Jersey City paid sick-leave law goes into effect

With Newark still revising a similar ordinance of its own and a statewide bill in Trenton awaiting discussion in the coming months, Mayor Steven Fulop said he hopes Jersey City will pave the way for others by being the first. “I am proud to say that today Jersey City is a better place to live ...

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U.S. Attorney’s Office subpoenas Christie campaign, state Republican committee

Patton Boggs attorney Mark Sheridan confirmed that his firm has been retained by the campaign and state party. He also confirmed the receipt of the subpoenas this afternoon in the following emailed statement to NJBIZ.“We can confirm that the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee received subpoenas for documents ...

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Christie sworn in for second term amid scandal, snow

“We cannot fall victim to the attitude of Washington, D.C.,” Christie said. “The attitude that says I am always right and you are always wrong. The attitude that puts everyone into a box they are not permitted to leave. The attitude that puts political wins ahead of policy agreements. The belief that compromise is a ...

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Poll Negative opinions of Christie have doubled

Back then, 40 percent reported having a positive image of Christie as opposed to the 17 percent who looked upon him in an unfavorable light. Another 42 percent were still not sure. But in the same poll updated for the current month and released Monday, it appears Christie has lost a considerable amount of ground ...

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