Posts by: One New Jersey Team

By Shushannah Walshe – ABC News

After both headlines and some activists in New Jersey called Chris Christie a flip flopper on an important state immigration issue this week, a Democratic group is trying to align the New Jersey governor with controversial Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

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By Star-Ledger Editorial Board – The Star-Ledger

As thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims desperately wait for word on whether or not they’ll get relief money to rebuild, the Christie administration continues to brush off the most basic questions about its grant programs.

So far, more than a year after the devastating storm, it’s distributed only 10 percent of its funds for rebuilding homes — the largest pot of the Sandy relief package — and many people have little clue where they stand in the process.

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By Star-Ledger Editorial Board – The Star-Ledger

If Gov. Chris Christie thinks voters won’t notice if he promises one thing when he’s running for governor, then another when he’s running for president, he’s dreaming.

Yet that’s what he appears to be doing when it comes to the Dream Act. When the governor was seeking the Latino vote weeks ago, he assured advocates he’d support New Jersey’s version of this bill.

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By Star-Ledger Editorial Board – The Star-Ledger

Thousands of Sandy victims are still out of their homes, and can’t get an answer on whether they’ll ever get relief money to rebuild. So far, only about 10 percent of those approved for state rebuilding grants have actually received them, and more than 8,000 sit on a waiting list, with no idea how high they rank.

Meanwhile, senior officials in the Christie administration are stonewalling, as more and more evidence emerges showing flat-out incompetence.

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By Melissa Hayes – The Record

Governor Christie’s administration has turned over more than a thousand pages of documents related to federal housing grants for Superstorm Sandy victims, a housing advocacy group said Tuesday, four months after it sued to obtain the information.

The Fair Share Housing Center said the documents reveal a disorganized system of processing applications that in effect discriminated against Latino and African-American applicants, and that changed its policies without informing the public. The group said it sought the documents after receiving calls from homeowners who said they were confused about the housing grant programs.

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