Stories tagged: Chris Christie
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
‘Bridgegate’ mastermind gets probation
A former ally to Gov. Chris Christie who was the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme will avoid prison after pleading guilty and giving testimony that helped …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Prosecutors: Bridgegate mastermind should stay out of jail
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to allow the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme to avoid prison when he is sentenced Wednesday because his testimony helped …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
An unapologetic Chris Christie announces deal to end N.J. shutdown
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is blistered over his day at the beach
Gov. Chris Christie got blistered online Monday after he was photographed sunning himself with his family on a New Jersey beach that he had closed to the public because of …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
N.J. government enters third day of shutdown on budget impasse
New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …
Sat., July 1, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown
New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie’s replacement
The candidates running to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fanned out across the state Tuesday as voters made their selections in the first statewide primary races since Republican President …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Two ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot
Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Prosecutor again says he won’t pursue case against Christie
For the second time, a New Jersey prosecutor has declined to pursue a resident’s criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Chris Christie won’t be charged with misconduct in bridge scandal
New Jersey prosecutors said Friday they will not pursue a criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Christie attorney argues to have misconduct case thrown out
An attorney for Republican Gov. Chris Christie has told a judge that a criminal misconduct complaint against the governor over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should be tossed for …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Ex-Christie allies seek new trial, say jury acted improperly
Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are seeking to have their convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case thrown out.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Chris Christie in historic poll territory (not the good kind)
The good news for Chris Christie is that his Worst Year Ever is almost over. The bad news: It’s not over yet.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Judge denies request for special prosecutor in Christie case
A New Jersey judge has denied a request for a special prosecutor to be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
With Cabinet hopes fizzling, Chris Christie faces state in fiscal crisis
Gov. Chris Christie, scorned by New Jersey voters, seemingly had a political future working for Donald Trump. Now, with doubts he’ll join the president-elect’s administration, he’s pledged to finish his …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Trump’s transition team loses a key figure as he struggles to find his footing
The shoot-from-the-hip style that helped Donald Trump win the presidency is now playing out in his transition to governing.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Trump transition stalls as son-in-law said to oust Christie allies
Power struggles inside Donald Trump’s transition team are hobbling efforts to form a new government – including what some say is an effort by the president-elect’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Chris Christie’s government takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has seized power in Atlantic City, taking control of the assets and major decision making power of the struggling seaside gambling resort with half …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Christie sticks to denial after allies convicted in bridge plot
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in his first interview after last week’s conviction of two former aides in a revenge plot to create a massive traffic jam, contradicted their testimony …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Christie’s fortunes fade further after bridge plot convictions
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political career sustained a serious blow Friday after two of his former allies were found guilty of conspiring to shut down the nation’s busiest bridge …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
2 former Christie allies convicted in lane-closing scheme
NEWARK, N.J. – Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Aide: Christie knew mayor thought traffic might be payback
Questions over what Republican Gov. Chris Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings were raised again Monday as a former ally testified she told him a Democratic mayor …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
N.J. Gov. Christie aide on trial says she told him of ‘traffic study’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial that she told him about a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge before …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Christie’s ‘enforcer’ takes credit for Bridgegate plot
A former employee at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie’s “enforcer” said a politically motivated closing of access lanes to the George Washington …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 1 p.m.
Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsements, witness says
Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s office used the bistate agency that runs the New York area’s bridges, tunnels, ports and airports as a clearinghouse for political favors aimed at gaining endorsements …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Christie was told about plan to close bridge lanes
A federal prosecutor told jurors Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Christie’s emails can be searched, judge says
Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s personal email must be searched – or he must prove that it already has been – to comply with the state’s public records law, a judge …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 10 a.m.
Unindicted co-conspirators in George Washington Bridge case can stay private, court rules
A list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should not be released before trial, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Christie nixes bill to raise New Jersey minimum wage to $15
Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday shot down an attempt to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Trump demanded VP candidate tax returns despite keeping his own private, Gingrich says
Donald Trump told an interviewer in May that the income taxes he pays are “none of your business.” But for candidates who were auditioning to be his vice president, similar …