TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie standing his ground on the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Despite recent allegations, the Republican governor maintained during his monthly radio show Monday night that he did not know about the controversial lane closures until after they happened.
Christie also confirmed that his office has been subpoenaed in the U.S. Attorney’s investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the joint state legislative committee investigating the controversy said they had begun receiving documents in response to their subpoenas.
But many who have received subpoenas have been granted extensions — including Chrisite’s campaign.
The Republicans on the committee said in a letter they want to make sure they’re in the loop.
Bridget Anne Kelly, the former Christie aide at the center of the case, is refusing to produce documents and information requested under a subpoena by the committee, The Star-Ledger learned.
The governor’s administration lashed out at the New York Times for a second time regarding their report on a letter sent last week by the attorney for former Port Authority official David Wildstein.
And the Christie aide who resigned Friday is married to a top executive of a company that tried to build a controversial gas pipeline through the environmentally sensitive Pinelands region.
WISNIEWSKI WANTS SUPER BOWL TRANSIT REVIEW
State Assemblyman John Wisniewksi — the Democratic lawmaker who has been leading the bridge probe — is now calling for a review of the mass transit mass confusion following the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
NEW SANDY PLAN
Christie’s administration released a plan for spending another massive chunk of federal Hurricane Sandy relief money amid questions over how the first round was spent.
Meanwhile, the man appointed by Christie to head the state’s Sandy relief efforts said that it’s “unfathomable” that disaster aid programs could be used for political gain.
ARCHIVED LIVE CHAT
Here’s a look back at the weekly live politics chat from The Star-Ledger Statehouse bureau.
IN OTHER NEWS …
• During his radio show, Christie said he intends to make the payment to the public employee pension fund in the coming year.
• U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop held a panel discussion with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on raising the minimum wage.
• Meanwhile, in his first speech on the Senate floor, Booker urged his colleagues on Capitol Hill to pass an extension of unemployment insurance.
• A New Jersey State Police trooper faces charges of shoplifting after he stole gun accessories at a Pennsylvania sporting goods store, police say.
Star-Ledger staff writers Mike Frassinelli, Matt Friedman, David Giambusso, Jeff Goldman, Jason Grant, Susan K. Livio, Erin O’Neill, Jenna Portnoy, Ted Sherman, and Steve Strunsky, and NJ.com reporter Darryl Isherwood and the Associated Press contributed to this report.