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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, delivering his budget address in Trenton Feb. 25.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, delivering his budget address in Trenton Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Could Pension Ruling be a New Jersey Budget Buster?

Since delivering his State Budget Address in February, Gov. Chris Christie has used his town hall meetings throughout the state as a vehicle to call for more public employees' pension reform. He has repeatedly said that the unfunded liability for pensions and health benefits is almost three times the state budget. Republicans in the Legislature are supporting Christie, but the top Democrat in the NJ Senate is not.

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Budget Cuts and Layoffs Recommended in Report From Atlantic City’s Emergency Managers

The two emergency managers that were brought into Atlantic City by Gov. Christie are recommending big spending cuts and possibly cutting up to 30 percent of the city's workforce to stabilize the city's finances.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Another Tough Budget for New Jersey

According to the Department of the Treasury, revenue collections for Fiscal Year 2015 are just about where Gov. Chris Christie projected they would be, but that does not mean the state is flush with cash.

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Gov. Chris Christie takes calls during the March 23 edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
Gov. Chris Christie takes calls during the March 23 edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov. Chris Christie Still Undecided on 2016 Election

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists no decision has been made yet, and he's still in the process of making up his mind about running for the GOP nomination for president in the 2016 election.

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Chris Christie’s Budget Strategy – An NJ Spending Plan Doesn’t Make Waves

For the past three weeks, after delivering a status-quo, non-controversial budget proposal that calls for flat spending across-the-board, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has spent most of his time out-of-state.

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Mother Putting Son in Car Seat (Fuse, ThinkStock)
Mother Putting Son in Car Seat (Fuse, ThinkStock)
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Child Seat Belt Laws ‘Antiquated and Vague’ in NJ, Lawmaker Says

New Jersey's child seat belt laws are not only antiquated, they're also too vague, according to state Sen. Jim Beach (D-Cherry Hill).

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Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Atlantic City Mayor Details Emergency Manager Process

Since an emergency management team was appointed in late January to dig Atlantic City out of a financial mess, the manager and his right-hand man have been silent on their plans for the gambling resort town. An initial report is due by early next week, and according to the city's mayor, there's plenty of work going on behind the scenes.

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(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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A Thawing Christie, Sweeney Friendship?

In Gov. Chris Christie's first term, he and state Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) were allies on controversial issues and policies. In a one-on-one interview in his State House office Sweeney recently told Townsquare Media Media that he and the governor were, "not on the same page," when it comes to transportation funding and Sweeney also would not commit to having a good relationship with Christie these days.  

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NJ Snow Removal Funding Could Face 50 Percent Cut

As New Jerseyans brace for another winter storm Wednesday night. Gov. Chris Christie might be forecasting a milder winter next year. The governor's fiscal year 2016 $33.8 billion budget proposal calls for slashing the funding for snow removal by $44 million, a nearly 50 percent reduction.

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Chris Christie Strikes a Right-Facing Profile for 2016

As he gears up for a run in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Gov. Chris Christie is stressing positions that may appeal to conservatives but could make it more difficult to court moderates in a general national election.

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