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Zika Fight Starts to Bite Republicans Ahead of Mosquito Season

Senate Republican leaders entered this week hoping to act quickly to fight the Zika virus, but ran into internal feuding and now face the prospect of political fallout in election battleground states like Florida. Talks with Democrats on an emergency spending package stalled and lawmakers now anticipate doing nothing before they leave on a one-week recess

Christie ‘nervous’ when scandal linked to aides

 Gov. Chris Christie was “nervous” about the possibility more of his aides were involved in a politically motivated traffic jam scandal, according to interview notes released Monday by lawyers the governor’s office hired to conduct an internal investigation. The interview notes compiled by Gibson, Dunn & Cruthers lawyers form the basis of a 344-page, taxpayer-funded

After two big blunders, New Jersey Transit chief resigns

 New Jersey Transit’s chief resigned after stumbles following the Super Bowl and Superstorm Sandy, the latest transportation official appointed by Governor Chris Christie to leave. James Weinstein, appointed by Christie in 2010, will leave office on March 2, the agency said Wednesday. The governor’s office announced his resignation on Tuesday but did not give a

Chris Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project: and Christie Held Those Relief Funds Hostage

 The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged that Gov. Chris Christie’s lieutenant governor and a top community development official told her recovery funds