Gov. Christie reimburses state for helicopter flights

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) announced today at a news conference that he and the state GOP reimbursed taxpayers a total of $3,000 for his ride in a state police helicopter earlier this week.

It was a change of heart for the governor, who originally said he did nothing wrong and would not reimburse anyone for his ride to his son's baseball game in Montvale.

The governor was in Morris County to sign a bill on monitoring babies for congenital heart defects, but everyone wanted to know about the chopper ride.

Christie was unapologetic at the news conference, saying he was trying to balance his role as a father and his job as governor, and wanted to get back to talking about the bill being signed. The governor also didn't promise to avoid using the chopper again. State lawmaker to head hearing into Gov. Christie's chopper landingGov. Christie taking heat over chopper trip

Gov. Christie takes state police chopper to son's baseball game

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