(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, argued Wednesday that fiscal problems back at home in New Jersey aren't clouding his leadership abilities at the RGA.
The group has been aggressively pushing a message that states are better off economically under Republican governors. Christie was asked at a press conference in New York whether that same argument can be made in the Garden State.
(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie will cut planned pension payments for state employees by almost $2.5 billion over the next two fiscal years, the New Jersey Republican announced Tuesday.
The move is part of the governor's plan to close an unexpected $807 million budget shortfall that his administration was made aware of last month.
Updated 5:01 p.m. ET, 5/20/2014
Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A former campaign staffer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie testified on Tuesday before a special legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Matt Mowers, who now runs the Republican Party in New Hampshire, is the third witness to testify before panel members at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.
(CNN) – A New Jersey legislative committee investigating the orchestrated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge will hear more testimony on Tuesday.
Matt Mowers, a former campaign staffer for Gov. Chris Christie who now runs the New Hampshire GOP, will be the third person to testify under oath in Trenton as lawmakers look into allegations of abuse of authority.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie painted a bleak picture of America's standing in the world on Sunday, blaming the Obama administration for making the country appear weak by not defending the nation's values in other parts of the globe.
"No one understands any longer who America stands with or against," he argued. "No one really understands exactly what we'll stand for - and what we are willing to sacrifice to stand up for it."
(CNN) - If Chris Christie lost favor with some in the Jewish community with what he called a misstatement about Israel earlier this year, then the New Jersey governor may have a chance to make up for it.
The Republican, who's thinking about running for president in 2016, will deliver the keynote address Sunday at an awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's "This World: Values Network" in New York.
(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Chris Christie, two potential 2016 presidential contenders who aren't known for being the best of friends, are set to sit at the same table at a New York event on Sunday.
The Republican governors are attending the second annual Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s "This World: Values Network."
(CNN) – An attorney for Chris Christie's former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, sought again to clear his client's name in the George Washington Bridge scandal that has rocked the New Jersey governor's administration and cost Stepien his job.
"The time has come to set the record straight," attorney Kevin Marino said on Wednesday.
Updated 2:33 p.m., 5/14/2014
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he would not raise taxes as his administration quickly tries to find a solution to the budget's massive $807 million shortfall.
The Republican governor said he'll announce his plan to close the gap next week, but insisted tax increases would not be part of the equation.