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Christina Renna's Bridgegate Testimony Proves Yet Again That Blind Loyalty Trumps All In Christie Administration

Christina Renna's Bridgegate Testimony Proves Yet Again That Blind Loyalty Trumps All In Christie Administration
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

The 'traffic study' got even more interesting when Christina Renna, a former staff member to Governor Christie, told lawmakers yesterday that Bridget Kelly was not capable of orchestrating the political payback of which she stood accused.

"She was just not a decision-maker," the ex-staffer, Christina Renna, said of her former boss, Bridget Kelly. Renna testified under oath before a state legislative committee investigating the politically motivated lane closings that caused gridlock in the town of Fort Lee.

"I wouldn't say she was the architect, but she was instrumental in the process," Renna told the panel during nearly five hours of testimony.

 

Gov. Christie Prefers Online Gambling Addiction as "Quality of Life" for N.J.

Gov. Christie Prefers Online Gambling Addiction as
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Governor Chris Christie has made it abundantly clear that he opposes marijuana legalization in New Jersey. Speaking at a carefully screened townha...

New Jersey's Struggle to Return to a Healthy Fiscal Climate

New Jersey's Struggle to Return to a Healthy Fiscal Climate
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

For the past two years, legislators and staffers have been trying to convince Governor Chris Christie that a significant budget sh...

Brown: Concern Over Fair Funding for Colleges Ignores Disparity in K-to-12 Education

Brown: Concern Over Fair Funding for Colleges Ignores Disparity in K-to-12 Education
BY ROBERT KENNEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Assembly Republican Christopher J. Brown, R-Burlington, Atlantic, Ocean, issued the following statement after the Assembly Budget Committee hearing on H...

N.J. Assemblyman Schaer Questions Christie's "One-Shot Gimmick" to Plug Budget Hole

N.J. Assemblyman Schaer Questions Christie's
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schaer yesterday questioned the Christie administration’s proposal to use $147 million in funds r...

The "Selection" Process to Determine Who Has the Right to Live or Die

The
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

The treatment of people with developmental disabilities in New Jersey has deteriorated to dangerous levels. This is especially tru...

The Insidious New Jersey Realty Transfer Stealth Tax

The Insidious New Jersey Realty Transfer Stealth Tax
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Governor Christie is absolutely on track in his questioning of the Realty Transfer Fee (RTF), and if anything should he be able to succe...

This Tax Day New Jerseyans Paying More, Getting Less in Chris Christie's N.J.

This Tax Day New Jerseyans Paying More, Getting Less in Chris Christie's N.J.
BY ROB DUFFEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

In advance of Governor Christie’s Somerset Town Hall, New Jersey Working Families director Analilia Mejia released the following statemen...

N.J. Legislative Inaction Regarding Property Tax Reform Causes “Scramble” Among Local Governments

N.J. Legislative Inaction Regarding Property Tax Reform Causes “Scramble” Among Local Governments
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

Consecutive stories on Saturday and Sunday in this weekend’s Bergen Record put into perspective the consequences of legislative inacti...

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