Meanwhile, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valestro endorsed Christie, a Republican contender, on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
A congressman and Marco Rubio backer mocked Christie over his waistline.
And how does Christie compare to Ohio Gov. John Kasich?
PROPERTY TAX BILL ADVANCES
A bill to restore hundreds of millions of dollars paid by utilities to local governments in New Jersey for property tax relief advanced in the state Legislature.
Meanwhile, which towns had the highest property tax bills in 2015?
NORTH JERSEY CASINO PLAN ADVANCES
A proposal to put a question on November’s ballot asking New Jersey voters to approve expanding casino gambling to the northern part of the state took another step forward, though some critics said the plan is missing key details.
GARRETT CHALLENGER LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN
Democrat Josh Gottheimer launched his campaign against U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.).
EDITORIAL: CHRISTIE AND DRUG DATA
The Star-Ledger’s editorial board writes that Christie is “playing it loose” with drug overdose data.
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