“What I said was we’re not going to be able to fund the other programs we all want if we don’t address the exploding costs of pension payments and debt service.” -- Gov. Chris Christie
Governor Backs Off Pension Threat, Dismisses Media Focus On Bridgegate
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February 5, 2014

Via NJSpotlight:

With subpoenaed documents trickling in to investigators and a second top aide taking the Fifth Amendment in the Bridgegate probe, Gov. Chris Christie last night broke a 25-day silence with new disclosures on the scandal that has crippled his administration and tried to shift attention to policy with the announcement that he would indeed make the $2.4 billion pension payment due this year.

Declaring that he would not allow the ongoing investigations “to dominate my time like it does people in the media and some partisans,” Christie opened his new public relations offensive on a friendly radio...

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