Politics closes Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 5 (UPI) -- Casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., showed customers the door Wednesday as a state budget impasse entered its fifth day.

State cash crunch closes N.J. casinos

TRENTON, N.J., July 5 (UPI) -- All 12 casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., fell silent Wednesday morning as the debt-strapped state stopped paying the state inspectors who monitor them.

Shutdown looms in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J., July 4 (UPI) -- The lights burned late in the New Jersey Statehouse Tuesday as lawmakers faced a shutdown of many government services after the July Fourth holiday.

Special N.J. legislative session called

TRENTON, N.J., July 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed an executive order Monday for a special legislative session to try to end the budget impasse.

N.J. braces for full budget impasse impact

TRENTON, N.J., July 2 (UPI) -- With many people taking a long holiday weekend, the full impact of New Jersey's government shutdown may not be felt until Wednesday.

U.S. flooding appears to have peaked

PHILADELPHIA, June 29 (UPI) -- Rivers in the Mid-Atlantic states began receding slowing late Thursday after days of heavy rainstorms.

Architect to downsize Sept. 11 memorial

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Plans for the memorial to those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan are likely to be downsized.

Head of Sept. 11 Memorial Foundation quits

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- The president of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation resigned Friday, saying that "one less player" might be helpful to planning.

World Trade Center memorial price tag $1B

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- The price of a World Trade Center memorial at the site of the twin towers is now estimated at almost $1 billion, The New York Times reported.

2 election cases before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Two controversial election cases, one involving Vermont's limits on campaign spending and the other Texas redistricting, are at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sen. Corzine sworn in as N.J. governor

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senator Jon Corzine entered the next phase of his political life Tuesday when he was sworn in as governor of New Jersey.

Poll: Republican leads in N.J. Senate race

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- An early poll finds that Republican Tom Kean has an 11-point lead over Democrat Bob Menendez in the race for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.

N.J. unveils winning slogan

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- It's official -- New Jersey's new slogan is "New Jersey: Come see for yourself."

Corzine taps Menendez for his Senate seat

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov.-elect Jon Corzine announced Friday that U.S. Rep. Robert Menendez, a fellow Democrat, will take his U.S. Senate seat.

Menendez reportedly moving up to Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov.-elect Jon Corzine has reportedly selected Rep. Robert Menendez to fill his seat in the U.S. Senate.
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Jon Corzine
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine listens as Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) speaks to a crowd gathered to hear the announcement that Gov. Corzine has endorsed Sen. Clinton for President from the steps of City Hall in Elizabeth, New Jersey on April 2, 2007. Clinton has just set a fundraising record for the first campaign quarter of $26 million. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is an American politician, who served as the 54th Governor of New Jersey from 2006 to 2010. 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 33 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 resided at Drumthwacket, the New Jersey Governor's official residence in Princeton, New Jersey, and also maintains a residence in Hoboken.

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