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New Jersey to pull out of carbon cap group

TRENTON, N.J., May 27 (UPI) -- To the dismay of clean energy advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the state would pull out of the region's cap-and-trade program he calls "gimmicky."
New Jersey ditches carbon cap and trade

New Jersey ditches carbon cap and trade

TRENTON, N.J., May 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey is dropping out of the nation's first regional cap-and-trade program, said Gov. Chris Christie.

YouTube child is N.J. governor for a day

NEWARK, N.J., April 6 (UPI) -- A 5-year-old who cried about being "too small" to be governor of New Jersey in a YouTube video will get his wish -- for a day, Gov. Chris Christie said.

Judge challenges N.J. education cuts

TRENTON, N.J., March 23 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday a special master's finding that his cuts in state aid to public schools are unconstitutional is insane.

Christie vows rollbacks for N.J. employees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he planned to take an ax to his state's public-employee costs and that collective bargaining was not a guaranteed right.

N.J. union workers rally against Christie

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- New Jersey trade unionists rallied in support of their Wisconsin counterparts and against Gov. Chris Christie, calling him an enemy of the middle class.

N.J. governor targets teacher tenure

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken on teachers' unions with proposals for merit pay and an end to automatic tenure and layoffs by seniority.
Romney visits New Jersey's Christie

Romney visits New Jersey's Christie

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a potential Republican presidential hopeful, visited New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP rising star, officials said.

Christie: Congress can't pull its punches

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he did not expect the Arizona shooting spree to discourage congressional Republicans from opposing President Obama's agenda.
Poll: N.J. Gov. Christie viable candidate

Poll: N.J. Gov. Christie viable candidate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leads among 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls and is the only Republican who tops President Obama among all voters, Zogby said.

N.J. gov frees man convicted on gun charge

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A man sent to prison in New Jersey for transporting three handguns while he was moving was freed Tuesday when the governor commuted his sentence.

N.J. medical marijuana debate continues

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The debate over New Jersey's medical marijuana law continues with the state Legislature ordering Gov. Chris Christie to rewrite proposed regulations.

Christie agrees to look at tunnel options

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said several salvage ideas for a Hudson rail tunnel emerged from a talk Friday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
N.J. Gov. Christie scuttles train tunnel

N.J. Gov. Christie scuttles train tunnel

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday a long-planned additional train tunnel into New York has become too expensive and he plans to veto it.

Newark public schools given $100M gift

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, will give $100 million to Newark, N.J., public schools, officials said Wednesday.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 27, 2011. UPI/Phil McCarten
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Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is the 55th and current Governor of New Jersey. Upon his election to the governorship in November 2009, Christie became the first Republican to win a statewide election in New Jersey in 12 years. Christie, an attorney, previously served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Chris Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Bill Christie and Sondra Grasso Christie. He was raised in Livingston, graduating from Livingston High School. Christie graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1984 and Seton Hall University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1987. Christie was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the Bar of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, in December 1987.

In 1986, Christie married Mary Pat Foster, a fellow student at the University of Delaware. After marriage they shared a one-room apartment in Summit, New Jersey. Mary Pat Christie pursued a career in investment banking, eventually working at the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. She left the firm in 2001 following the September 11th attacks, only recently returning to work part-time. They have four children, Andrew (born 1993), Sarah (born 1996), Patrick (born 2000), and Bridget (born 2003). Christie and his family reside in Mendham Township.

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