Why it’s a big deal that the NJ Legislature overturned Gov Christie’s veto

ChristieTracker Podcast Marquee

52 times the New Jersey legislature attempted to override a Christie veto. 52 times it ended in failure, with nearly every Republican legislator voting against an override. But streaks are meant to be broken. And this time things were different.NJPR’s Matt Katz and Bergen Record columnist Charles Stile join us to consider what this moment means for New Jersey.Also:The New York Times editorial board called Christie’s comments about the Black Lives Matter movement “racially poisonous.” And much has been said about the extreme statements he made about the movement and President Obama on CBS’s Face the Nation this weekend. But what about his assertion that he’s the law and order candidate – and, by extension, the one that cares most about police?John Reitmeyer with NJ Spotlight joins host David Furst to discuss the governor’s relationship with cops in New Jersey. 

_______________________________________________________

The Christie Tracker is a production of New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC and featured on NewsWorks every Wednesday.

 

 

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.