Senate Leader Claims Christie “Rehearsal” Is Slowing Resolution of Transportation Funding Impasse reports that New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney “thinks Gov. Chris Christie is stalling on resolving the Transportation Trust Fund crisis, which has prompted a month-long construction shut down, to help his chances in a Trump administration if the Republican nominee wins the White House.” A Christie spokesman responds, “The governor remains committed to reaching an amicable solution . . . that puts people to work, funds infrastructure investment in roads, bridges and mass transit and represents tax fairness for all the people of New Jersey.”