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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:26 PM

 

N.J.ís Christie Used Chopper Almost Every Three Days

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is relying on the state-owned helicopter fleet more than ever, with 106 trips last year at a cost of $2,500 an hour.

Flight logs for Christie, a 51-year-old Republican, were released to Bloomberg as a result of a New Jersey Open Public Records Act request. Christie has stepped up his air time even as he imposes municipal budget constraints and insists that public workers must pay higher costs for pensions and benefits.

The flights last year compare with 23 in 2010, his first year in office; 66 in 2012; and 70 in 2011, records show.

Christie, who took office promising to ďtear up the stateís credit card,Ē was criticized in 2011 after he arrived at his sonís high school baseball game on a State Police helicopter, then re-boarded for a political meeting at the governorís mansion in Princeton. He and the Republican Party, some of whose fundraisers were courting Christie to run for president in 2012, reimbursed the state for the trips.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-30/n-j-s-christie-used-chopper-almost-every-three-days.html

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Purveyor Apr 2014 OP
tanyev Apr 2014 #1
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NJCher Apr 2014 #3
Cha Apr 2014 #4
yortsed snacilbuper May 2014 #5
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:33 PM

1. Well, yeah, the traffic jams on some of those bridges are just terrible.

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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 11:05 PM

3. all the while

this scumbag blames the federal government for NJ's budget problems.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024892636


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 11:10 PM

4. Gov Scumbag would put the blame on anyone or anything else other than his

own damn fault.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 12:32 AM

5. "106 trips last year at a cost of $2,500 an hour."

The heavier the load the more fuel they burn!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 12:36 AM

6. I wonder if he made any trips to Wawa to pick up snacks?

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