Updated 6:52 p.m. ET, 2/19/2014
(CNN) - A state legislative committee in New Jersey sought a court order on Wednesday for key figures in a scandal roiling Gov. Chris Christie's administration to comply with subpoenas.
The investigative panel filed papers in New Jersey Superior Court against former Christie Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly and former campaign manager Bill Stepien.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Rush Holt, an eight-term Democrat from New Jersey, nuclear physicist, and five-time "Jeopardy" winner, announced Tuesday that he'll retire at the end of the year rather than run for re-election in November.
"There is no hidden motive for my decision. As friends who have worked with me know, I have never thought that the primary purpose of my work was re-election and I have never intended to make service in the House my entire career."
Updated 3:05 p.m. ET, 2/18/2014
(CNN) – A former top political adviser to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie again objected to complying with a subpoena from a state legislative committee that's investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Bill Stepien's lawyer, Kevin Marino, wrote in a letter Tuesday to the committee's counsel that Stepien will not provide the requested documents, saying he can “think of no lawful way the committee can obtain” the material.
(CNN) – He's dealing with major controversies in his home state of New Jersey, but nationally Gov. Chris Christie remains one of the GOP's most potent rainmakers.
And Tuesday night Christie heads to New York City to attend a gathering and fundraiser for Senate Republicans, as they try to win back the chamber this November from the Democrats.
Updated 10:15 a.m. ET, 2/18/2014
New York (CNN) – There is a new layer of scrutiny around the now notorious closing of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, which created traffic gridlock and touched off a political scandal in New Jersey roiling Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the nation’s busiest bridge, has ordered an investigation into the role its police force may have played around the lane closures for several days last September.
Updated 7:31 p.m. ET, 2/11/2013
Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie got some good news Tuesday.
He can use campaign funds to cover the cost of complying with subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey and a state legislative committee to his reelection committee.
Updated 8:05 p.m. ET, 2/10/2014
Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - A joint state legislative committee investigating the traffic scandal in New Jersey that has roiled Gov. Chris Christie's administration plans to issue more than a dozen new subpoenas.
Sources familiar with the matter told CNN that 18 subpoenas will be issued on Tuesday. Four will go to individuals or offices that have been served once already.
Updated 1:56 p.m. ET, 2/9/2014
(CNN) – The Newark-based Star-Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey, was already reluctant when it endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election bid. But now its editorial page editor is having a strong case of buyer’s remorse.
“We blew this one,” Tom Moran of the paper’s editorial board wrote in a column Sunday.
(CNN) - Snow plows, pot hole repairs, shuttle buses and emergency radios - all provided to the town of Fort Lee over time in what the mayor now believes may have been an attempt by Christie appointees to win his endorsement for the New Jersey governor's reelection.
And when the backing didn't materialize last year, Mark Sokolich believes key state officials may have in response orchestrated traffic jams over several days in his community by closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
(CNN) – In a small room at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey sits hundreds if not thousands of pages of documents that may shed light on how access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee came to be closed in September.
The 12 members of the Legislative Select Committee on Investigations began the work of examining the documents Thursday as they look for answers in the traffic scandal that has rocked Gov. Christie's administration.