Latest Chris Christie News

Long-delayed Meadowlands megamall now slated to open in fall

May. 20, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have once again pushed back the opening date for a massive retail and entertainment center in the Meadowlands. The long-delayed American Dream project was slated for a late summer opening. But officials said Monday that it will now open this fall. American Dream will...

Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

May. 16, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion. "Further review is not warranted," the...

Sessions, Christie say US not facing 'constitutional crisis'

May. 8, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say a move by U.S. House Democrats to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt does not create a "constitutional crisis," as one key Democratic lawmaker said. Sessions and Christie spoke about special...

Norcross-linked firms demand chance to speak on tax credits

May. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey companies tied to an influential Democratic leader and awarded millions in tax credits demanded on Monday a chance to testify as part of a state task force's investigation into incentives. Attorneys for Cooper University Health Care and insurance firm Conner Strong &...

New Jersey governor signs law protecting public beach access

May. 3, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor signed a law Friday intended to protect the public's right to reach the beach in a state where some shore towns have employed a wide variety of tactics to discourage outsiders from sitting on or even walking across their sand. But not everyone is convinced...

Panel raises questions about $13M in tax credits to hospital

May. 2, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Camden hospital chaired by one of New Jersey's most powerful Democrats collected $13 million in state tax incentives by claiming it was considering moving some of its operations to Philadelphia when that was apparently not an option, a task force found on Thursday. The task force,...

The Latest: Hospital says it had no plans relocate jobs

May. 2, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a task force that revealed Cooper Health System received millions in tax incentives (all times local): A Camden hospital says they had no intention of moving jobs out of New Jersey and has complied with the law since applying to statewide program geared at bringing jobs to...

Trump depicted in Mueller report feared being called a fraud

May. 1, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear was persistent. As the Russia investigation heated up and threatened to shadow Donald Trump's presidency, he became increasingly concerned. But the portrait painted by special counsel Robert Mueller is not of a president who believed he or anyone on his campaign colluded with...

The Mueller report's account of Michael Flynn's lies

Apr. 29, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Somehow, The Washington Post had uncovered Michael Flynn's secret. Somehow, it had learned that he had spoken with Russia's ambassador the same day the Obama administration announced hefty sanctions on the country. Now the question was raised: Had the incoming national security adviser...

Laws aim to ease strain on strapped student loan borrowers

Apr. 28, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey student loan borrowers who find themselves in financial difficulty could find relief under a pair of new laws signed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy signed the legislation Thursday and credited the bills with giving borrowers, who have outstanding principal of nearly...