New Jersey Transit sues insurers for $300 million in Sandy damages

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Accountability, Finances, New Jersey, State Government, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On Oct. 1, New Jersey Transit sued a number of insurers for $300 million for damages incurred during Hurricane Sandy.

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Insurance companies can’t get Obamacare bailout unless Congress approves

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Finances, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

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Insurance companies made out pretty well with the passage of Obamacare.

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Christie’s biggest double-dipper quits on cusp of NJ pension debate

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Finances, New Jersey, Pensions  /  No Comments

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As the pension reform issue heats up in New Jersey, the most prominent double-dipper in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is stepping down today.

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IRS audit reveals leaks of taxpayers’ private information

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Federal Government, Finances, IRS, National, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

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More bad news from the IRS.

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New Jersey pension czar funnels money into fund his firm invests in without disclosing ties

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Ethics, Finances, New Jersey, Pensions, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Gov. Chris Christie’s friend and pensions overseer Robert Grady invested New Jersey money into a fund this his own private firm also invested in, according to the International Business Times, raising concerns about a conflict of interest.
In 2010, Christie appointed friend, former executive and GOP power broker Robert Grady to be the head [...]

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Fitch slaps PA with another debt downgrade as pensions, bad budgeting continue to wreck state’s finances

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Finances, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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If three times is a trend, we’ll have to find another word to describe the fact Pennsylvania’s credit rating has been downgraded for a fourth time in just a little over two years.

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