It is business as usual this morning at state government offices, with Motor Vehicle Commission offices affected by the shutdown that was halted by a budget deal back open today.

The shutdown resulted from a disagreement among elected officials over imposing changes at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, not the budget itself.

An image of Gov. Chris Christie sitting on a beach he closed to the public likely didn't do much for his approval ratings.

State officials insist good progress is being made on becoming compliant with the federal Real ID Act.