What a mess. The much awaited NJ State Supreme Court decision on pension payments came down today and in a 5 to 2 ruling sided with Gov. Christie. He's off the hook for fully funding the pension as called for in the 2011 law he himself signed.
Whether Gov. Christie was involved in Bridgegate, many are wondering if "the Gate" will swing back to topple his chance at a presidential race. The indictment of three former Christie allies in a federal court hearing Friday only makes this question more pointed.
New Jersey's largest teacher's union put out a statement Friday saying Governor Christie was continuing a "long history of lying about pensions." Before you dismiss this as governor bashing, here's the backstory.
While he hasn't formally announced he's running for president, Governor Christie made a statement this week implying some major changes need to happen nationwide. According to him, Medicare and Social Security need serious reform, including a means test and a higher retirement age.