Chris Christie warns medical marijuana is a 'fallacy' and 'a front for legalization'

Chris Christie warns medical marijuana is a 'fallacy' and 'a front for legalization'

TRENTON, N.J., June 17 (UPI) --Chris Christie says his state's low number of medical marijuana patients makes sense because the legislation is "a front for legalization" for recreational use.
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Dem Corzine ousted in N.J., GOP takes Va.

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie ousted New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine in Tuesday's election, a Republican victory in a typically Democratic state.

New Jersey's U.S. attorney resigns

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie of New Jersey Monday announced his intention to resign Dec. 1.

N.J. mayor, wife convicted of extortion

GUTTENBERG, N.J., April 30 (UPI) -- A New Jersey mayor and his wife have been found guilty of federal charges of conspiracy to commit extortion and filing false tax returns.

New Jersey civil union law draws criticism

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A study commission has found that New Jersey's year-old civil union law has failed to end discrimination against same-sex couples.

Toll hikes planned across the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Big toll hikes are planned for most of the signature United States toll roads, bridges and tunnels this year as states look for ways to add to their coffers.

Executions down in United States

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Recent figures indicate the number of death sentences carried out in the United States declined to lows not seen for at least 10 years.

Hillary birthday bash nets $1 million

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., collected $1 million in New York in a campaign fundraiser on the eve of her 60th birthday.

Slain FBI agent laid to rest in Pa.

POTTSTOWN, Pa., April 12 (UPI) -- Dark skies and steady rain set the mood as hundreds of law enforcement officers attended a service Thursday for slain FBI agent Barry Bush in Pottstown, Pa. Special Agent Bush, 51, was killed by a stray bullet from another agent's weapon as they closed in

White House defends budget plan in Senate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ending taxation on corporate dividends will provide short-term economic stimulus while protecting long-term efficiency, the president's top economic adviser said Tuesday. Democrats responded by arguing that the budget deficits proposed by President George

Senate in balance as Torricelli quits race

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Vowing he would not be responsible for the loss of Democratic control of the Senate, Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, D-N.J., announced Monday that he will pull out of the race for re-election.

Bush says govt. to probe WorldCom

KANANASKIS, Alberta, June 26 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Wednesday called WorldCom Inc.'s admission that it will restate almost $3.8 billion in earnings outrageous and said the government w

Ashcroft, Whitman rankle Senators

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft and Environmental Protection Agency Director Christine Whitman left senators fuming Wednesday when they skipped a hearing on the

Ashcroft, Whitman rankle Senators

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) --
John Corzine

Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the outgoing Governor of New Jersey and a former United States Senator. A Democrat, Corzine served five years of a six-year Senate term before being elected Governor in 2005. He was defeated for re-election in 2009 by Republican Chris Christie.

Corzine began his career in banking and finance. In the early and mid 1970s, he worked for Midwestern banks (Continental-Illinois National Bank in Chicago, Illinois and BancOhio National Bank in Columbus, Ohio) during and after his master of business administration (MBA) studies at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 1975 he moved to New Jersey to work for Goldman Sachs. He became Chairman and co-CEO of the firm, but in 1998, he was pushed out of the firm. After his departure from Goldman Sachs, he earned what has been estimated to be $400 million during the 1999 initial public offering of the company.

Corzine was married for thirty-three years to Joanne Dougherty, but separated from her in 2002 and divorced in 2003. He had a relationship with Carla Katz, president of a local branch of the Communications Workers of America which represented state workers. This ended in 2004 and became public knowledge during his 2005 campaign for Governor. He resides at Drumthwacket, the New Jersey Governor's official residence in Princeton, New Jersey, and also maintains a residence in Hoboken.

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