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Christie to Hold 'Town Hall' in Brick Tuesday Afternoon

Governor will host 'town hall' meeting at Lake Riviera Middle School as budget battle looms

Gov. Chris Christie will host a town hall meeting in Brick Tuesday, his office said last week.

The meeting will be held at off Beaverson Boulevard. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis, Christie's staffers said. The event is open to the public.

The governor's ongoing series of town halls, where queries from the public are taken in addition to the governor's statements, are often packed events that cover a range of topics concerning both state and local issues.

Previous town halls held throughout the state have seen Christie go on the offensive against political rivals, promote his public policy agenda and, occasionally, survive some heckling.

The Brick appearance could prove especially interesting for political observers, as it will come just days before the state's fiscal year comes to an end July 1.

Christie, a Republican, and Democrats in the state legislature have locked horns in recent weeks over the governor's plan to cut state income tax rates by 10 percent over three years despite a level of uncertainty surrounding state revenue projections.

Other ongoing debates this budget season have included the administration's plan to merge Rutgers University in Camden with Rowan University, as well as a transportation borrowing plan that has drawn the ire of some conservatives.

Residents interested in attending the meeting can call the governor’s office at 609-777-2500 for more information or to RSVP.

Gene June 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM
We should have a FAT TAX
GrandpaRocks June 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM
!0% on our "tax bills". Which one - the income tax break which would be pennies in our pockets, or a REAL break on our property tax bills? Do the math - either way the bully will take credit for a 10% tax break. But the figures are so far apart in terms of real relief. And, that, my friend is what he is banking on.
GrandpaRocks June 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Simpletruth - I have cancer and good insurance. Some people come here for charity care.That said, there is better treatment in Europe avail. to me out of pocket. We do not have as great a health care system as we once did. There are treatments avail. in Canada and in Europe that we can only hope to have some day.
GrandpaRocks June 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Good for you, Gene. I really feel we are losing the truth behind our history.
GrandpaRocks June 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Buddy - he should care because the people of NJ were told NJ would do their share. In a few years after it is apparent Gov Christie did not keep his promises, but took more money from the employees, the people are going to blame the workers again. They are paying their fair share, and all the "share the sacrifice" has proven to be lies. We better wake up - the pension system is not fixed, and by ignoring it, we are only making the public employee an even bigger enemy of the people. Good job, Christie! He truly has divided and conquered.
GrandpaRocks June 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Our unemployment numbers in NJ are a full % point over the nation. NJ comeback? To what? The Great Depression?
GrandpaRocks June 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM
By the way, I saw some pictures of Chris as a high school senior, and others of his mom dad siblings and himself on the beach when he was a little boy. There is no way he can say his condition is due to genes. His entire family was thin and he was as a young man. This is not an illness or something he can't help unless he helped himself.
TimeForChange June 27, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Reality Check! BUSH IS NOT IN OFFICE! HE IS NOT MAKING THE DECISIONS! OBAMA OWNS IT! Can you hear me now? The blame game is weak and worn out. Get over it and in probably your favorite party (commie) term " FORWARD".
Donna Griffin June 27, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Denise - As a small business owner, I've done far more than "paid into" my pension. I have fully and solely funded it AS WELL AS fully paid a $1,200 monthly health premium for my family. I don't ever recall asking you to contribute to it. However, I have no choice but to contribute to yours. Honestly, no one DESERVES a pension. You need to earn it!
zipit June 27, 2012 at 02:11 AM
why are so many ( assuming grown people) here are commenting about his weight... Just seems childish & " cyber bullying" isnt that a NONO now a days & telling kids not to do it... somehow its acceptable because its about weight ... if it was race or religion or sexual pref, you all would be banned, but some how its ok to make fun of someone thats overweight, NO Iam not,,,, but have family members that are, & its a life struggle, & get really annoyed that its ok to still " bully" people that are over weight!! ,& teaching your kids that its ok just STOP IT,& GROW UP !! I assure you a heavy person KNOWS their heavy, they dont need anyone to point to out to them. A person can lose weight ( sometimes) But Mean people will always be mean...
TimeForChange June 27, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Good point. It is the old "Do as I say, not as I do". Liberal crap. ;)
Betty Ann June 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM
@ Denise: Nobody deserves pensions???? And companies will be bankrupt??? I worked at Johnson & Johnson for 35 years, and am happy to say I enjoy my pension, and don't expect that company to go bankrupt any time soon... Also, to all those naysayers who were prepared to tell the Governor what they think on how things should be done... how come no one opened their mouths inside during the town hall meeting???? Thank you Dan Nee for your comments. It is nice that you keep the statments accurate.
PPB Forever June 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM
How about PPB next time
TJ June 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I totally agree... this way everyone pays their fair share. Including all the non real estate owners.
TJ June 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
The worse is that most of the leaders in our society are the ones who are bullying and doing the name calling.
TJ June 27, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I doubt he would want to come to little PPB... It would be a waste of his time. He knows the circus that is going on in PPB.
DennyD June 27, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Were you there BAF? People raised their hands and Christie selected who he wanted to ask him a question. It was a very pro Republican audience and only one person asked anything slightly negative. He was a pastor of some sort and was asking about jobs for his flock. Christie acknowledged that job creation was going slow and offered reasons why.
Laura Ann June 27, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Listen to you people. WTF is wrong with you? Bittering like 8 yr. Olds. LOL..... Other people arrange the place and times for these meetings. If the time was 6 or 7pm...people would complain its dinner hour or you just got home from work...or you don't drive in the dark...or too much traffic, especially being summer. Blah Blah Blah. Who gives a crap? If you can go then go....if you can't then you can't.....write your Congressman. Lol..... I will NOT be going, because I don't want too......
TimeForChange June 27, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Liberal ranting. All talk, no facts. It has been going on for decades and yet, they still come back to the same spot. So much for FORWARD. Question: Why can’t liberals find facts? Answer: They aren’t looking for any.
M June 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
@TimeFor Change - You're only perpetuating the immaturity of some areas of this thread. You just made multiple assertions there about ranting, decades of ranting, no progress - please, support your broad claim with some facts. The irony here is great! (Other viewers/commentors - note that I don't see anything of any substance to be discussed) Also, I consider myself fairly liberal. I like to think I back up my replies with facts. So far, you've responded only with comments about 'liberal crap' (complete with emoticon) and 'liberal ranting', not to mention your loosely placed 'commie' remark that was directed towards the Democratic party. Care to elaborate? Please offer some evidence on communist activity and/or ideologies you've seen with Democrats and could you also describe how liberal ranting differs from conservative ranting? Feel free to conclude why one type of ranting is better or more/less effective.
Gene June 28, 2012 at 12:33 AM
TimeFor'CHANGING THE CHANNEL.... Typical generalizations with obtuse conservative talking points. Start looking up some real facts instead of being home schooled by Faux News.
Gene June 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM
TimeForChange Q..Why can't conservatives read between the Fox BS? A...That's all they listen to
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:23 AM
That is my middle school and any guy over 250 lbs is not allowed in the building. Lose the weight first....
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:24 AM
In traditional Brick fashion, Chris better squat 300 lbs before he comes into the building. I know 8th graders probably that can outbench him.
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Brick is all about Football. The Green and White should be a Pipeline to Michigan St, the Jets, the Eagles, and dare I say Baylor.
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Brick's best Moneymaker will always be the Heart of Football, which it has helped to fashion with the help of Warren Wolf. Our Dragon heart's bleed true green.
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Our town (Brick) revolves itself truly around our commitment to Football and well that it should. As our town has indentified itself, it prides itself and defines itself on its commitment to good old fashioned football. I hope the town continues to build around our tradition and people come back to Brick to watch more of the games.
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Lazy is a Sin, well and true. But the world of work changes. People need to follow their hearts into their career choices, and finding good work takes time.
Michael Wilson July 31, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I'm Inviting Warren Wolf back there to recruit players. Also Mr. Kennedy to welcome the 8th graders to Dragon City: Brick High.
I'm Constipated July 31, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Conservatives hate people. Especially ones that breath air.


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