Gov. Christie’s security costs – should taxpayers pay for out-of-state services?
A report revealing the cost of Gov. Christie's security services has me questioning who should cover the growing 1.2 million dollar tab when he's spent so much time outside New Jersey.
A state police regulation requires police presence to follow the governor wherever he goes for safety reasons. Yet in 2014, Christie traveled out-of-state "over 100 days while visiting 36 states, Mexico and Canada, primarily on personal and political trips that were not official state business," according to NJ Watchdog.
This week Gov. Christie kicks off his nationwide town hall tour in New Hampshire with what some say are presidential aspirations in mind. And if he does run for president, his attention will likely be more fractured.
So the question is, if Christie's trips outside New Jersey aren't directly benefiting taxpayers, should we have to pay for it? Let us know where you stand in the poll and comments section below!