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Governor Christie - Somerset Town Hall
Governor Christie listens to a question regarding realty transfer fees at at town hall in Somerset. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie Attacks Realty Transfer Fee [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie indicated at a town hall that he'd be willing to scrap New Jersey's realty transfer fee, which reportedly produces hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue for the state each year.

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Tax Preparation
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Every Day is Tax Day, Says NJ Lawmaker [AUDIO]

Tuesday was Tax Day, the deadline for filing income tax returns, but the top Republican in the state Assembly said every day is Tax Day in the high tax environment of New Jersey. He urged the legislature to get to work on a trio of tax-cutting bills.

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Poll: Losing Confidence in Sandy Recovery Effort [AUDIO]

Patience is running out and frustration is ramping up for New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy, according to the latest Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll.

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New Jersey Citizen Action calls on Governor Christie to stop wasting taxpayer money
New Jersey Citizen Action calls on Governor Christie to stop wasting taxpayer money. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Protesters: Christie Wasted Millions [AUDIO]

Standing outside Gov. Chris Christie's town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday, Tax Day, critics bashed the governor for repeatedly using taxpayer dollars "to further his own political career."

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(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie Takes Aim at Assembly Speaker [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie had some harsh words for Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto early this week. On Monday, the governor again hammered Prieto for failing to take action on a bill to cap the salary increases that arbitrators can award to public employees at two percent.

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Chris Christie
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Christie Says He Was ‘Nervous’ at Bridgegate Meeting [AUDIO]

The outwardly cool and ultra-confident Gov. Chris Christie admits he was nervous at a high-level meeting to discuss the growing Bridgegate scandal. That nugget can be found within interview notes newly released by the law firm hired to do the governor's internal investigation.

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Have Ideas on Cutting Taxes in NJ?
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NJ’s Property Taxes Debated in Budget Meeting [POLL/AUDIO]

Is New Jersey's property tax situation improving or getting worse?

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney: We’ll Be Able to Reach a Budget Deal [AUDIO]

Will New Jersey's revenue shortfall affect the ability of state officials to hammer out a final budget deal? State Senate President Steve Sweeney doesn't think so.

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President Barack Obama (R) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) applaud outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (C)
President Barack Obama (R) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) applaud outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (C) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Sebelius: Health Care Launch ‘Terribly Flawed’

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

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Christie Gets Extension in Lane Closures Lawsuit

Gov. Chris Christie and other defendants will get more time to file their responses to two lawsuits related to the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge that are central to a traffic jam scandal threatening the Republican governor's political ambitions.

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