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Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie speaks with NJ101.5's Kevin McArdle at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie Talks About Sandy Relief Cash [AUDIO]

Tomorrow in Washington, D.C., the House is expected to vote on the remaining $51 billion in Sandy Relief aid for New Jersey and New York.

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John Moore, Getty Images
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Sandy Aid Delay Could Be Deadly For Shore Businesses [AUDIO]

After initial delay the House of Representatives voted in favor of a 9.7 billion dollar Sandy Flood Aid Bill, the first part of the 60 billion dollars in total Sandy Aid requested by the President and Senate.

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“Fiscal Cliff” Deal Leaves Big Deficits in Place, CBO Says

The nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress says the legislation passed earlier this week to avert the "fiscal cliff" could still leave in place deficits averaging more than $900 billion a year over the coming decade if Congress fails to follow its tax increases up with spending cuts.

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Chris Christie, NY Gov Call Sandy Aid Vote “Good Start”

The governors of New Jersey and New York say Friday's vote by the U.S House to approve more than $9 billion in assistance for victims of Superstorm Sandy is a good start.

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President Obama discusses the fiscal cliff
President Obama discusses the fiscal cliff (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Jersey Businesses Not Thrilled With Fiscal Cliff Deal [AUDIO]

Most Jersey residents are happy we didn't go over the 'fiscal cliff' this week. But many are not exactly thrilled with the deal that was worked out, especially in the business community.

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C), stands with the Democratic women of the House
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C), stands with the Democratic women of the House (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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House Re-Elects Boehner Speaker [VIDEO]

The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery
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NJ Mayors Frustrated Over Sandy Relief Delay [AUDIO]

House Speaker John Boehner has assured lawmakers that the house will vote on $60 billion in aid related to Superstorm Sandy by January 15th. New Jersey mayors say any delay will be costly.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie Rips Boehner For Scrapping Sandy Vote [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

Late yesterday afternoon, members of the New Jersey and New York congressional delegation announced that Republican House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a vote on a $9 billion flood insurance bill tomorrow and vote on a $51 billion Sandy Relief package January 15th.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Wall Street Soars After Fiscal Cliff Deal [AUDIO/VIDEO]

The stock market showed its relief over resolution of the fiscal cliff crisis in a big way on Wednesday.

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Moody’s Pressures Congress to Address Deficit

Moody's Investors Service says Congress must go beyond its deal this week and come up with a plan to shrink the budget deficit if it wants to keep the U.S. government's top credit rating.

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