Latest Chris Christie News

Convicted bridge case defendant joins Supreme Court appeal

Mar. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined his co-defendant's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill Baroni filed a notice Friday. Baroni and former Christie aide Bridget Kelly were convicted in 2016 in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, an...

Correction: Trump-Judicial Nominee story

Mar. 13, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 12 about Senate confirmation of Paul Matey as an appeals court judge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matey is senior vice president and general counsel at University Hospital in New Jersey. He left the hospital in August 2018 and became a partner at...

New Jersey takes big step toward legalizing recreational pot

Mar. 12, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said Tuesday they've agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. The Democratic trio, including Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney, announced the agreement in a statement...

Resentencing set for former Christie aide in bridge scandal

Feb. 28, 2019 12:15 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be resentenced next month for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. A judge set sentencing this week for March 29 for Bridget Kelly. Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Christie, was sentenced...

What will cut through media noise with Cohen testimony?

Feb. 27, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To a nation watching on television, Michael Cohen's congressional testimony on Wednesday was less about the goods he has on former client Donald Trump than it was a question of who to believe. Cohen bluntly described the president as a racist, con man and a cheat in his opening statement....

Bridge scandal defendant resentenced to less prison time

Feb. 26, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called out his former boss Tuesday at his resentencing for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, blaming his missteps partly on a misguided loyalty to the two-term Republican. In a wavering voice Tuesday...

NJ lawmakers advance bill to pressure Trump to release taxes

Feb. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump could miss out on being on the 2020 ballot in New Jersey if he doesn't disclose his tax returns under a bill now advancing. The Democratic-led state Senate passed legislation Thursday inspired by the Republican president's failure to disclose his tax returns. The...

Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

Feb. 19, 2019 1:18 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's paid family leave is doubling from six to 12 weeks and increasing the amount people will bring home under a new law Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday. Murphy signed the bill at a library in Piscataway alongside legislative sponsors and advocates just a few...

Ex-Christie staffer to appeal bridge case to Supreme Court

Feb. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime staffer to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal her conviction in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to recently filed court papers. Lawyers for Bridget Kelly notified a judge last week she will petition the...

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey's post-Sandy dune work

Feb. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EST

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile (204-kilometer) shoreline. Despite lawsuits from homeowners throughout the shore seeking to block the project, the state...