Christie denies divisive culture, says he would have stopped lane closures had he known
April 24th, 2014
05:39 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie denies divisive culture, says he would have stopped lane closures had he known

(CNN) - If Gov. Chris Christie’s administration had come to him beforehand and told him of the plan to close down access lanes at the George Washington Bridge last September he claims he would have stopped them.

“I knew nothing about it, had nothing to do with it, and if anybody had ever come to me and told me they were going to do this I would have stopped it,” the governor said at his 120th town hall meeting in Brick, New Jersey on Thursday.

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First subpoenas for testimony issued by N.J. bridge probe committee
April 22nd, 2014
04:53 PM ET
5 months ago

First subpoenas for testimony issued by N.J. bridge probe committee

(CNN) - A special New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued its first subpoenas for oral testimony.

The panel said it had served Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, agency board member William Schuber, Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak and Christina Renna, who worked under Christie’s former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, a key figure in the scandal.

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Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'
April 21st, 2014
08:47 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie on pot: Colorado law 'not the quality of life we want'

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that – Colorado.

Christie was asked by a caller on his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program on New Jersey 101.5 about revenue and other business benefits of decriminalizing pot.

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April 21st, 2014
08:25 PM ET
5 months ago

Chris Christie says he's not been subpoenaed in bridge probe

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave a firm "no" Monday when asked if he's been subpoenaed personally as part of a federal investigation of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Christie made the comments on New Jersey 101.5's monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program.

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Another N.J. bridge controversy brewing, and a familiar name surfaces
April 21st, 2014
06:48 PM ET
5 months ago

Another N.J. bridge controversy brewing, and a familiar name surfaces

(CNN) - The George Washington Bridge may not be the only one used in an apparent act of political retribution by appointees of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and a familiar name in that scandal has surfaced anew.

While suggestions that top Christie officials orchestrated traffic jams around the nation’s busiest bridge in Fort Lee last year have fueled months of controversy, details have surfaced about another span just to the south.

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Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority
April 14th, 2014
03:01 PM ET
6 months ago

Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority

New York (CNN) - Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.

Commissioner Anthony Sartor was appointed to his position in 1999 by then-Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman. He continued to serve at the pleasure of several governors including Chris Christie. Sartor is expected to resign soon.
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First on CNN: Christie’s interview with investigators
April 14th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: Christie’s interview with investigators

(CNN) – The first news report linking his top aides to an alleged political payback scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge made Chris Christie “sick to his stomach,” the New Jersey governor told investigators, according to a new memo first obtained by CNN.

After the report in a local paper, Christie called his senior staff to the governor’s mansion. As the meeting began, he was nervous, unsure who else on his staff might be involved in the lane closures.

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Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal
April 10th, 2014
05:44 PM ET
6 months ago

Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal

(CNN) – The state legislative committee investigating the role members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration played in closing down lanes to the George Washington Bridge will continue its work despite being dealt a blow by a local judge.

“We’re going to continue to look at bringing people in for testimony and we’ll continue to work on obtaining other documents,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewksi, the Democratic co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation, said on Thursday.
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Christie on minimum wage, marijuana
April 9th, 2014
05:53 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie on minimum wage, marijuana

Fairfield, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained Wednesday where he stands on a recent push by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to increase the minimum wage, saying he’d only support it if it was done in a “commonsense way” and phased in “over a period of time.”

At a town hall in Fairfield, the Republican governor was also pressed twice on the question of improving the availability of edible marijuana for sick children, a product that was made legal last year but has been scarce and difficult to obtain.
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Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas
April 9th, 2014
05:16 PM ET
6 months ago

Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas

(CNN) – Two key figures caught up in the George Washington Bridge traffic controversy that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not have to hand over information sought by a state legislative committee investigating the matter.

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on Wednesday dismissed the panel’s complaints that Bill Stepien and Bridget Kelly had not complied with requests for documents, citing their constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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