Poll: NJ Gov. Christie’s credibility is casualty of Bridgegate scandal

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  2016 Presidential Primary, Ethics, Governor, New Jersey, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s credibility may be the biggest casualty of the Bridgegate scandal, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton public opinion poll.

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It’s crazy, but Christie’s shoplifting guard could get $4 million

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Governor, New Jersey, News, Pensions, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

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The state police career of Gov. Chris Christie’s shoplifting bodyguard may end soon, but the trooper could keep his hands deep in the pockets of New Jersey taxpayers for decades.

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Christie bodyguard with sticky fingers gets slap on wrist

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Governor, National, New Jersey, News  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
A New Jersey State Police bodyguard to Gov. Chris Christie is getting off with a slap on the wrist — and no criminal record — in a Pennsylvania shoplifting case.
William Carvounis made national headlines two months ago when New Jersey Watchdog broke the story of his shoplifting spree at [...]

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Most New Jersey residents still like Gov. Christie, but don’t trust him

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Governor, National, New Jersey, News, Politics  /  No Comments

TRUST HIM?: A new poll shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struggling.

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
A majority of New Jerseyans still approve of Chris Christie. The problem is they don’t trust the governor.
Stemming a decline in his popularity since Bridgegate, Christie’s job rating increased 1 percentage point, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll. Fifty-one percent of New Jersey residents approve of [...]

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VT lawmakers: Shumlin hiding information about single-payer plan

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Accountability, Affordable Care Act, Capitalism, Ethics, Finances, Governor, Health Care, Issues, Legislature, News, Obamacare, Public records, State Budgets, State Politics, Taxes, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

BUDGET BATTLES: Gov. Peter Shumlin's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal faces intense scrutiny

By Bruce Parker | For Vermont Watchdog
MONTPELIER, Vt. – State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are accusing Gov. Peter Shumlin of hiding critical information about financing single-payer health care in Vermont.
“We have a governor who is violating the law,” state Sen. Joseph Benning, R-Caledonia, told Vermont Watchdog.
Benning, the Senate minority leader, said state [...]

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