BRIDGEGATE INVESTIGATION COST $1.1 MILLION SO FAR FOR GOVERNOR’S OFFICE

Initial billing for the Bridgegate investigation has cost $1.1 million, but will be much more when all is said and done. The law firm hired by the Christie administration billed the state $1.1 million from Jan. 12 to Jan. 31, but the firm put out its report in late March. The same firm was hired by Christie to work on the state’s push to overturn the federal sports betting ban, and they had initially billed $2.8 million there. The only positive, the law firm agreed to work for $650 per hour and ended up only charging $350 per hour.