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Stories with person: Stephen M. Sweeney
  • Christie proposal to cut yacht sales tax could see vote 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 10:52 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Would-be boaters in the market for a tricked-out 28-footer with high-end electronics, radar, underwater lighting and an engine with joystick piloting would have gotten a tax break under a bill the Democrat-led Legislature sent Gov. Chris Christie, but the Republican countered with his own proposal: slashing the sales tax on even the most modest of dinghies.

  • Officials feud over potential new Atlantic City tax receipts 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:38 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has not decided whether to sign legislation to help economically struggling Atlantic City, yet local officials have already begun arguing over potential tax proceeds contained in the measure.

  • Christie vetoes New Jersey Democrats' pension payment bills 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 5:32 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday dismissed a Democratic attempt to make a $300 million public pension payment as "accounting gimmickry" and blocked another bill requiring quarterly payments to New Jersey's nearly $80 billion retirement system.

  • 2 years out, the race for next governor coming into view 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:42 pm

    Gov. Chris Christie is not the only New Jersey politician thinking about his next job.