Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent only a fraction of the true amounts being raked in by Wall Street firms from state and local governments.
He didn’t walk out from behind a large blue curtain to the sounds of Bruce Springsteen. He didn’t recite his “rules” for a town hall meeting. When it came time for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to remove his suit coat, he handed it to an aide, forgoing the signature toss.
With his approval rating at home at an all-time low and his rankings in presidential polls dropping, Christie will take the events that helped him gain a reputation as a straight shooter to a key early voting state.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez had a cozy relationship with his ophthalmologist, but did not have the vision to see that what he was abusing the powers of his office.
For Chris Christie, all roads to the White House run through New Jersey. The governor, trailing Jeb Bush and Scott Walker in polls measuring the popularity of potential Republican presidential candidates, has resumed home-state appearances as he seeks to score political victories.
Out of sight, out of mind. While on his best-of tour, Chris Christie touts fiscal accomplishments with gusto at a fundraiser in New Hampshire.
It has been two years since Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey, but many homeowners are still waiting to get their homes back.