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NJ corruption case undermines Christie claims as prosecutor

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Governor's Office

On the presidential campaign trail, Chris Christie boasts that he was a no-nonsense prosecutor above politics. But back in New Jersey, his administration has been trying to bury a corruption case involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, his second-in-command.

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Appeals court orders release of NJ corruption probe records

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the state must release two confidential state records from a corruption probe involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to New Jersey Watchdog. As New Jersey’s second-in-command, Guadagno frequently serves as acting governor when Chris Christie travels outside the state on presidential campaign trips.

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Christie misses cut for prime-time GOP debate

By   /  November 5, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey

Poor poll numbers will keep Chris Christie off the main stage for next Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate on Fox Business Network.
The New Jersey governor missed the cut by one quarter of a percentage point. The exclusion could trigger a death spiral for Christie’s candidacy.

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Election over, 16 New Jersey sheriffs still double-dip

By   /  November 5, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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This week’s election did nothing to change the fact that three-fourths of New Jersey sheriffs are double-dippers.

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Four GOP incumbents lose NJ Assembly seats as Christie watches

By   /  November 4, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Mykwain Gainey

Four incumbent Republicans lost their seats Tuesday as the Democrats gained their biggest majority in the New Jersey Assembly since 1979. Chris Christie’s political coattails were virtually non-existent. The governor, busy running for president, did not make any public campaign appearances on behalf of GOP Assembly candidates.

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Tuesday’s election won’t solve New Jersey’s fiscal woes

By   /  November 2, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey’s statewide election on Tuesday is unlikely to break the gridlock that threatens the state’s fiscal future. Despite the alarms, the results may be akin to rearranging deck furniture on the Titanic.

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