Former Christie adviser 'innocent of any wrongdoing,' says attorney
May 14th, 2014
02:32 PM ET
4 months ago

Former Christie adviser 'innocent of any wrongdoing,' says attorney

(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.

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Christie pledges not to raise taxes to fix budget mess
May 14th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie pledges not to raise taxes to fix budget mess

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.
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Christie: Bridge scandal will be a 'footnote'
May 14th, 2014
01:59 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie: Bridge scandal will be a 'footnote'

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie argued Wednesday that the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended his administration will have little impact on his political future and whether he runs for president in 2016.

"I think this will be a footnote by the time any of those decisions need to be made," Christie said at an event in Washington.
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Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill
May 13th, 2014
08:18 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn't say Tuesday whether he'd sign a bill moving through the state legislature that would toughen the state's gun laws.

He was asked by a caller to his monthly "Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey 101.5 about his stance on the measure proposing to reduce the capacity of ammunition magazines that gun owners are permitted to carry.

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Christie spokesman: I was not involved in ‘idiotic episode’
May 13th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie spokesman: I was not involved in ‘idiotic episode’

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chief spokesman said Tuesday that he had no part in controversial lane closures to the George Washington Bridge last year, the core of a political scandal that has upended the Republican's administration.

"I had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of this strange, unnecessary and idiotic episode," Michael Drewniak said in his subpoenaed testimony before a legislative committee investigating the controversy that has also clouded Christie's potential presidential run.
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N.J. bridge panel subpoenas top Christie political adviser
May 7th, 2014
03:31 PM ET
4 months ago

N.J. bridge panel subpoenas top Christie political adviser

(CNN) – The legislative committee investigating the New Jersey bridge scandal has called on one of Gov. Chris Christie's top political advisers to cooperate with its probe.

The Select Committee on Investigation has subpoenaed Michael DuHaime, a prominent Republican strategist who served as a top adviser to Christie's 2009 election and last year's re-election.

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Ex-Christie official testifies in N.J. bridge scandal
May 6th, 2014
04:00 PM ET
4 months ago

Ex-Christie official testifies in N.J. bridge scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A former official who worked for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said her office never deliberately put off mayors who disagreed with the administration, and denied claims it kept a secret list of officials to be ignored.

Christina Renna also told a state legislative committee investigating a political scandal roiling Christie’s administration that a central figure in the controversy, Bridget Kelly, could be a difficult manager who was overwhelmed and not always good at making decisions.
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Former Christie campaign aide subpoenaed by committee
April 30th, 2014
07:05 PM ET
5 months ago

Former Christie campaign aide subpoenaed by committee

(CNN) – New Jersey state lawmakers investigating an alleged political payback scheme involving aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have subpoenaed Matt Mowers to testify, a legislative source said.

Mowers, a former Christie campaign aide, is now executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

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Christie nominates new Port Authority chair
April 29th, 2014
05:07 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie nominates new Port Authority chair

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nominated a former state attorney general to head the transportation agency at the center of a political scandal over traffic jams that has led to closer scrutiny of its operations.

Christie tapped John Degnan to succeed David Samson, another former state attorney general who stepped down in March from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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Feds subpoena legislative panel investigating N.J. bridge scandal
April 25th, 2014
03:09 PM ET
5 months ago

Feds subpoena legislative panel investigating N.J. bridge scandal

(CNN) – Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents and other information from the state legislative committee investigating the political scandal roiling the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The development represents a notable escalation in the overall probe of whether top Christie appointees abused their authority in orchestrating traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to punish that town’s mayor politically.
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