TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie raised the stakes in a debate over hiking the state's gas tax by ordering the shutdown of transportation trust fund projects in a late-night executive order on Thursday.
The deadline to replenish New Jersey's fund for road, bridge and transit work came and went with no deal reached by the Republican governor and Democratic lawmakers, so Christie issued an executive order calling for state transportation officials to develop a plan to shut down projects by 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
Friday, July 01, 2016
While this car hater probably isn't a big fan of all of these projects, Christie's gonna have fun sending his state into a recession. That's the kind of bold action that sends starbursts up the legs of pundits.
by Atrios at 10:57