Friday, May 24, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore.
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon—a Guinness World Record at over five miles long—to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey skies, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
All state buildings will comply with executive order on Thursday.
Governor Chris Christie issued an executive order calling for flags to be flown at half-staff on all state buildings Thursday to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and show solidarity with the city, officials said. The order, which was issued late Tuesday, will effect state and U.S. flags on “all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in recognition and mourning of the passing of the victims of the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon,” a release from the governor’s office said. Three people were killed and more than 130 injured when two explosions rocked the finish line of the world's most prominent marathon. The two explosions came as …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie delivered his third State of the State address Tuesday in Trenton.
It’s been a consistent refrain from Gov. Chris Christie’s office following Hurricane Sandy’s landing on New Jersey’s shores. Make no mistake about it, he told the assembled crowd of lawmakers at the Statehouse Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey will be back. As expected, much of Christie’s State of the State address focused on Sandy’s impact on New Jersey and the ongoing effort to restore the areas most devastated by the storm as quickly as possible. During the approximately 45-minute speech—one marked by several standing ovations for both Christie and for residents who performed heroically during and after Sandy—the governor appealed for bipartisanship in politics at both the state and national levels as New Jersey works toward restoration. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Relief available for temporary housing, repairs, loans, etc.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Individuals in every New Jersey county are now eligible to apply for federal disaster relief, the governor's office announced Tuesday. All residents and businesses can now apply for Individual Assistance through FEMA and the Small Business Administration. The state had already been approved for Public Assistance, which is available to state and local governments as well as nonprofits. Individual Assistance relief allows residents to apply for aid including temporary housing, repair, Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration loans. The governor's office advises all residents who suffered damage to apply with FEMA, even if they have their own insurance. Register by calling 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for those with …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Middle-Class Reform Agenda discussed in Howell during governor's 90th town hall appearance.
Under a banner touting a "Middle-Class Reform Agenda," Gov. Chris Christie called on legislators to enact a mix of reform measures and tax relief bills aimed at helping working New Jerseyans. Along with ethics reform the governor also gave his opinions on lower taxes, sick leave and shared services reform at a town hall meeting at Southard School in Howell on Wednesday. As he has done in his meetings throughout the state the governor mixed humor, facts and opinion in getting his message across to the nearly 300 people in attendance. As part of his presentation, the governor discussed what he called his "zero means zero bill." The bill focuses on alleviating the burden of paying sick time to public employees who have not taken their …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Under governor's proposed legislation, utilities could face up to $25,000 per day in penalties for failing to adhere to their own service and communications plans.
Gov. Chris Christie wants utility companies held accountable for their emergency preparedness. Following the findings of a Board of Public Utilities (BPU) investigation released Wednesday, Christie proposed legislation empowering regulators to levy hefty fines against utilities. The legislation raises potential administrative penalties against companies from $100 to $25,000 per daily assessment. Utility companies would be barred from passing along to ratepayers, Christie said. The bill prioritizes preparedness, according to Christie, requiring utility companies to provide detailed service delivery and communications plans to the BPU. Companies that fill to adequately follow their own plans will face the $25,000 per day civil penalty for …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Party faithful say the governor hit all the right marks in his prime-time address to the nation.
In a speech that was both biographical and also touched upon the Republicans' vision for the country, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in the limelight Tuesday as he delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. And state delegates who were in the St. Pete Times Forum who listened to his speech said the governor struck just the right tone in making his case for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
NJ governor expected to address Republican National Convention at about 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to give his keynote speech at Tuesday night's Republican National Convention at about 10:30 p.m. Watch and listen to the governor's remarks and the rest of the evening's convention here.
The national spotlight shines on Gov. Chris Christie for his Republican National Convention keynote address. The governor plans to use New Jersey as an "illustrative experience."
Gov. Chris Christie will have the nation’s attention this evening as he delivers the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Network coverage of the Republican National Convention begins at 10 p.m. tonight. Christie is scheduled to speak at 10:30 p.m. The speech will be carried live across the national networks—ABC, CBS, NBC—plus on CNN, Fox News, PBS and NJTV. While Christie hasn’t released an advance copy of the speech, he left clues during a long morning of talk show interviews. On Today, Christie told Matt Lauer, “I’ll use New Jersey as an illustrative experience about what can happen if you stick by your principles and look for ways to solve problems.” Fox News reports that Christie will “make the case for …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Governor says he never wanted to be vice president during stop on Asbury Park boardwalk
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday wouldn't give a preview of his keynote address for next week's GOP convention, but did say why he thought he was chosen for the distinction. "I think the reason I was picked is because of the job I'm doing here," Christie said during his stop at the Asbury Park boardwalk near Convention Hall to promote the Jersey Shore. The governor said he learned he wouldn't be Mitt Romney's pick for vice president during a phone conversation with the presumptive Republican nominee the night before the official announcement. "(Romney) told me that he decided to go in a different direction for vice president," Christie said. The governor said he was neither disappointed nor relieved he wouldn't be tasked with making the …