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NJ Budget Panel Hears About Longer School Days [POLL/AUDIO]

Schools in New Jersey's poorest performing districts will be competing for $5 million to implement a pilot program with longer school days and longer school years if one of Gov. Chris Christie's Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposals is approved.

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Christie: High Taxes, Driving Away Tech Companies [AUDIO]

With technology companies leaving New Jersey for the greener pastures of states like Texas and Florida, Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey needs to do more to make itself more attractive to businesses.

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Gov. Chris Christie Holds Town Hall Meeting
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Christie: Longer School Day, Year Only For Worst Schools

Gov. Chris Christie has assured a 10th grader attending Thursday's town hall meeting that his proposal to extend the school day and year won't affect her.

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Christie Returning to Flood-Ravaged Sayreville for Town Hall

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making another visit to a Middlesex County town that experienced severe flooding during Superstorm Sandy.

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NJ Could Have Had an Extra $3.3 Billion [AUDIO]

The top budget analyst with New Jersey's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services has informed Senate and Assembly budget committees that if the Garden State's economic rebound mirrored national performance, the state would have had roughly $3.3 billion more to spend in the current year's budget.

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Poll: Christie Not Honest About Bridgegate [AUDIO]

An internal probe into the so-called Bridgegate scandal has cleared Gov. Chris Christie of any wrongdoing, but the majority of New Jersey residents don't buy that.

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Gov. Chris Christie (c.) meets with officials in Monmouth County (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov Supports Narcan, Says War on Drugs Failed [AUDIO]

To fight the state's surging heroin epidemic, Gov. Chris Christie stresses the need for treatment, not just arrests.

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GOP Governors Raise $33M Under Christie

Donors have given $33 million to the Republican Governors Association since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the helm late last year.

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Gov. Chris Christie with former Gov. Brendan Byrne at Bryne's birthday roast
Gov. Chris Christie with former Gov. Brendan Byrne at Bryne's birthday roast (via Twitter @GovChristie)
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Christie Helps to Roast Former NJ Gov. Byrne

 The jokes about adult diapers and hearing aids were there, but a celebrity roast of former Gov. Brendan Byrne on Tuesday night for his 90th birthday turned into more of a lovefest than a cringefest, led by Gov. Chris Christie, who called Byrne "a New Jersey treasure."

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Sen. Budget Boss: NJ Needs Gas Tax Hike [POLL/AUDIO]

Job creation, not taxation, is the key to turning around New Jersey's struggling economy according to Paul Sarlo, chairman of the state Senate Budget Committee. But Sarlo feels that raising the gas tax is a must for improving the state's decaying roads and bridges.

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