NEWARK - A state Superior Court judge has denied a request to compel the state to release new details about Gov. Chris Christie's expenses while traveling out-of-state.
Judge Mary Jacobson issued an order Friday that will keep details of past expenses incurred by state troopers who accompany Christie out-of-state confidential.
The publication New Jersey Watchdog had sued for access to American Express bills that detail troopers' spending on items like food and hotel accommodations.
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The publication reports Jacobson concluded that releasing the bills would pose a threat to the governor's safety based on a confidential statement from the head of his Executive Protection Unit
The state's argument had been complicated by footage of Christie describing his protection to a cub scout.
Christie has been traveling extensively since launching his campaign for president.