TRENTON — One of Burlington County's state lawmakers has penned legislation that could compel Gov. Chris Christie to reimburse the state for some of the costs of his travel and New Jersey State Police security.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-7th of Palmyra, introduced the measure Monday, citing published reports that taxpayers covered about $613,000 in bills for the governor's state police protection unit last year, bringing the total cost of Christie's security detail to $1.76 million since he took office in 2010.Read more
Despite new criticism from Democrats, Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t reimburse taxpayers for security details on out-of-state trips, even when he’s traveling for purely political reasons.
What makes Christie’s declaration particularly ironic is that the second-term Republican gained popularity early on for using his veto pen to reject questionable spending by government authorities, eliminating items as small as $37,500. And it follows a decision made by another governor who faced similar questions about political trips and ultimately decided to pay back taxpayers for his security costs.Read more
His endorsement gives front-runner Mr Trump a further lift before the 1 March Super Tuesday nomination contests. That’s the different between a governor and (senator) Marco Rubio. Well, Christie did Donald Trump a favor.Read more
Gov. Chris Christie may be backing Donald Trump in the Republican race for president, but key GOP leaders in Burlington County said they weren't ready to make the billionaire businessman their nominee.Read more
Democrats who control the New Jersey legislature are in talks to get a measure on the November 2016 ballot that would ask voters to allow casinos outside Atlantic City.
The move requires an amendment to the constitution, which limited gambling houses to the seaside resort at the state’s southern end nearly 40 years ago. State Senator Paul Sarlo, a Democrat from Wood-Ridge in Bergen County, said allowing gambling in other towns is crucial to reclaim tax revenue that has gone to New York and Pennsylvania.Read more
TRENTON – Voter turnout in last month’s election in New Jersey sputtered to another record low.
Election results made official Tuesday showed voter turnout was just below 22 percent. The lowest voter turnout in New Jersey had been 25 percent for the October 2013 special election won by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. The lowest turnout in a November general election had been 27 percent in 2011.Read more
TRENTON — This past Tuesday's elections in New Jersey are likely to make history, according to a prominent pollster — but not in a way that would make Garden State politicians proud.Read more
It’s more than a matter of arithmetic; pundits and political operatives say Republican defeat is a repudiation of governor and some of his policiesRead more
Burlington County voters who showed up to the polls didn't have to wait long to cast their ballots during Tuesday's general election.Read more
Incumbent Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Troy Singleton will return to the state Assembly for another two years courtesy of their election victory in New Jersey's 7th Legislative District.
The two Democrats bested Republican challengers Bill Conley and Rob Prisco to retain their seats.Read more