Green Blog: New Jersey Senate Bans Treatment of Fracking Waste
The bill now goes to Gov. Chris Christie.
N.J. governor calls special Senate election to fill Lautenberg seat
NEW YORK - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called a October 16 special election to fill the seat left open by the death of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Found 2 weeks ago on channel Reuters
New Jersey Legalizes Online Gambling
schwit1 writes "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday legalizing Internet gambling. While the bill only allows Atlantic City casino companies to take online bets, the WSJ believes that those casinos will partner with overseas companies that provide services for online gambling, potentially opening up a bigger market. Furthermore, the bill (PDF) will allow bettors from other states to gamble online, so long as regulators determine that the activity isn't prohibited by any federal or state laws. They included setting a 10-year trial period for online betting, and raising the taxes on the Atlantic City casinos' online winnings from 10 to 15 percent. New Jersey became the third state in the nation to legalize gambling over the Internet. Nevada and Delaware have passed laws legalizing Internet betting, which also is going on offshore, untaxed and unregulated."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Zuckerberg To Fundraise For Gov. Christie, Republican Who Criticized His Own Party
Facebook founder and business celebrity Mark Zuckerberg will be hosting a high-profile fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a.k.a "The Boss." The two allegedly became political BFF's after appearing on Oprah together with Newark Mayor, Cory Booker, who received an extraordinary $100M donation from Zuckerberg to improve the city's schools. The fundraiser is especially notable since Christie has gone on some some epic rants against his own party, meaning that the fundraiser is not a clear win for the Republican establishment as a whole, which historically hasn't gotten much financial love from Silicon Valley.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie renews demand of money for Sandy relief
On Tuesday January 8, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie renews his call to Congress asking them to pass the relief package for Superstorm Sandy.