On the latest Republican Presidential Debate, Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, made an argument to support why he should be the next President of the United States. He stated that during his time as Governor of New Jersey, "We balanced an eleven billion dollars deficit on a twenty-nine billion dollars budget by cutting eight-hundred programs in the state budget". This statement is proven to be false because of the structural deficit he was referring to, a few programs and tax cutting, and the credit ratings of New Jersey.
Dustin Racioppi first started working as a Mechanic Mate Second Class for the US Navy from November 2001 to August 2006. He then decided to go back to school and finished general education at Three Rivers Community College for a year, before he went to the University of Connecticut. He was working for the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut, covering six northeastern towns in Connecticut. On October 2008, he moved to Vail, Colorado and worked for the Vail Daily. At Vail daily, he covered crimes, environmental issues, and had won an award for daily local newspaper with a circulation of 15,000. From April 2009 to August 2011, he became a correspondent for the Alternative Press; he changed his job to work for RedBankGreen.com as a general assignment reporter. He was also a investigative reporter for the Asbury Park Press when he moved to New Jersey and won an award for the largest daily circulation of 91,000 and a largest Sunday circulation of 136,000. From October 2014 to now, he has been working for The Record as a Statehouse reporter in Trenton, New Jersey. General information information about the Record: The Record is a daily newspaper with an award for having half a million readers a day, and 778,000 newspapers circulate across Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Morris, Hudson, and Sussex counties. NorthJersey.com covers local breaking news, with an approximate of 14 million page views.