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NJ budget adds to Christie’s troubles

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As New Jersey’s fiscal outlook worsens, Gov. Chris Christie is fighting to ensure that a traffic scandal is the worst of his political problems as he eyes a 2016 presidential campaign.

The Republican governor this week has been forced to address a gaping budget deficit that threatens to complicate an already messy second term. The renewed focus on Christie’s economic leadership highlights his state’s poor record on foreclosures, job growth and credit ratings only six months after a triumphant re-election speech in which Christie cast himself as a can-do leader driving a New Jersey comeback.

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