Christie and report author seem to think it's conclusive
"No one" claims the report vindicating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the bridge scandal is "conclusive."
Christie says process was fair
Chris Christie "helped funnel $6 million in federal Hurricane Sandy money to a senior center in Belleville, N.J., a place that suffered no damage."
Three make the grade
"In the entire public school system in Camden last year, only three students graduated college ready."
Rate's been even lower
"Today, our unemployment rate is 7.8 percent. That is the lowest in five years."
Accurate for degrees started in 2004
"What do Rutgers University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Stockton College, Rowan University and William Paterson all have in common? They all graduate less than 50 percent of their students within four years."
Jobs picture isn't all bad
Says New Jersey has "the highest unemployment rate in the region" and "stagnant job growth."
Old sound bite
"This governor has given us continual balanced budgets without raising taxes."
Dedicated to all bridge users
"The fact that one town has three lanes dedicated to it, that kind of gets me sauced."
"We pay among the highest tolls in the nation for the privilege of crossing that bridge."
Rounding up, but right
Says New Jersey has gained "143,000 new private-sector jobs."
Looks right, but data is limited
"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."
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Christie said funding was duplicative
Says Chris Christie "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times over the course of his governorship."
Funding's the highest
"In fact, there’s more state funding for education today than any other time."
Schultz gets a C in math
Says Chris Christie fired 6,000 teachers.
Getting by with a little help from your legislative friends
Says Barbara Buono "voted to raise her own pay 40 percent."
Property taxes have increased
"Property taxes have increased 20 percent under four years of Chris Christie."
He vetoed some equal pay bills, signed others
Chris Christie "cut equal pay for women, calling it 'senseless bureaucracy.' "
Budget actions have taxing consequences
Chris Christie "has not increased the taxes on anyone."
"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."
History in the making?
"I would be the first Republican senator elected in New Jersey in 41 years."
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