The isolation shouldn't be a problem, Christie said on Friday, since his family won't need any state help enjoying the six-bedroom clapboard house.
The shutdown forces the closure of tourist attractions such as all 40 state parks, recreational areas, historic sites, state beaches and Liberty State Park just as the July Fourth holiday weekend gets underway.
He announced his plans to spend the weekend with his wife and children at the beach home, but stayed in Trenton on Saturday due to the shutdown.
He did not dispute on Tuesday a reporter who suggested that the Horizon legislation was a part of the budget talks, but instead said there were many issues being discussed.
Prieto says he will not post for a vote in the Assembly any bill that would restructure Horizon, calling the idea unfair and risky as Congress considers repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
"Get it done, Christie", McCallister told PIX11.
The sticking point, though, is legislation initially proposed by Christie to overhaul the state's largest health insurer's board, enact transparency legislation and tap into its surplus.
Some Democrats in the Senate and Assembly have sided with Christie.
The shutdown could be short-lived however as Christie has called a special legislative session for 11 Saturday morning to continue working on a deal.
Among the changes Christie wants is for the state to be able to use a portion of the nonprofit company's multibillion reserves to fund drug treatment and other programs in the state. Jim McGreevey, Christine Whitman and Christie have made use of the shore houses during their time in office, while Jon Corzine did not.More news: World leaders bid farewell to 'patriot' Helmut Kohl
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During the shutdown, state parks and beaches were closed, and Atlantic City's casinos had to shut their doors because gambling inspectors were among those furloughed.
He says that he's not budging on the Horizon bill and that it's the wrong time to consider legislation that could affect ratepayers at a time when congressional Republicans are debating "Trumpcare", a clear reference to the delayed GOP efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
"The governor has a residence at Island Beach", he said.
Statue Cruises, which runs ferry trips to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from Liberty State Park, said it would honor tickets at its Manhattan location or exchange them for later dates.
"I don't know if it's fair", he reportedly said on Friday, as the deadline for the budget deadline neared.
"We had heard (about the budget impasse) peripherally through the NY (television) stations", said Manno, 62, who has owned a summer house on the island for 14 years.
Although that park was also closed, there was no police presence enforcing the shutdown.
"Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto".
Christie says he's ready to reopen the state government that shutdown after he and lawmakers in the Democratic-led Legislature failed to enact a budget Friday.