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Posted: July 01, 2017

Gov. Chris Christie shuts down N.J. government

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered a government shutdown at midnight Friday after funding for a new state budget failed, reported.

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The shutdown came after last-ditch attempts to reach a compromise between Christie and New Jersey Democrats who control the state legislature failed.

“This order is necessary to maintain the protection, safety and well-being of the people of New Jersey while I attempt to convince the Legislature to send me a fiscally responsible budget that I can sign and reopen New Jersey’s government,” Christie said.

The shutdown is the second in state history and will close government facilities like state parks and motor vehicle service offices, reported. It will not affect organizations like the New Jersey State Police and psychiatric hospitals, and the state lottery will remain in operation.

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