No Teslas Allowed: New Jersey, Christie Bows To Dealership Lobby

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has one message for the state of New Jersey: “Legalize it.” I’m not confusing messages with Colorado and marijuana legislation. Musk wrote an open letter to the people of New Jersey sharing his concern over the recent law, passed by state Congress and signed by Gov. Chris Christie, that bans […]

Christie’s $32.1 Billion Budget Counts on Rising Tax Revenue

By Terrence Dopp, BusinessWeek.com New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a $ 32.1 billion spending plan, the biggest in five years, that counts on tax revenue increasing the most since before the recession began. The budget, which is $ 2.4 billion more than the plan enacted last year, would reduce income and business taxes while […]

Christie’s New Jersey Tax Cut Imperiled by Increase in Debt, Pension Costs

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will say next week how he’ll pay for the first phase of a 10 percent income-tax cut for the second-wealthiest U.S. state’s residents even as he deals with as much as $ 1.3 billion in higher costs for pensions and debt. Christie, a 49-year-old Republican who’s set to deliver his […]

Christie’s New Jersey Tax Cut Imperiled by Increase in Debt, Pension Costs

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will say next week how he’ll pay for the first phase of a 10 percent income-tax cut for the second-wealthiest U.S. state’s residents even as he deals with as much as $ 1.3 billion in higher costs for pensions and debt. Christie, a 49-year-old Republican who’s set to deliver his […]

Chris Christie won’t run for president in 2012

By JONATHAN MARTIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN & ALEXANDER BURNS | Politico New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally announced that he wasn’t going to join the presidential race on Tuesday, saying he’d come back to his original feeling about staying out despite reconsidering in recent days. “In the end, what I’ve always felt was the right […]

Is Christie conservative enough for Tea Party?

By Mark Egan, Edith Honan and Steve Holland, Reuters NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – Is tough-talking Republican Chris Christie tough enough for the Tea Party? Christie’s potential entry into a 2012 White House race dominated by conservatives would electrify the campaign but trigger scrutiny of his record as a Republican governor in heavily Democratic New Jersey. Hailed […]