Waldo Jaquith didn’t set out to be a pioneer of government accountability. But after years of experimenting with government data for fun, the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute and creator of Ethics.gov finds himself at the forefront of a transparency revolution.Read More →
As Chris Christie eyes a run for the White House in 2016, he’s en route to becoming the most prolific traveler in the history of New Jersey governors.Read More →
By Mark Lagerkvist │ New Jersey Watchdog
Is Gov. Chris Christie above the state travel rules that govern all other New Jersey officials?
That’s what the governor’s lawyers are arguing in response to a public records lawsuit filed by a New Jersey Watchdog reporter in Mercer County Superior Court.Read More →
Faced with the threat the U.S. Senate would block judicial nominees, the Obama administration announced this week it would release the so-called “drone memos” outlining the supposed legal rationale for using drones to attack and kill American citizens.Read More →
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five years after targeting two magnetic products that were never declared unsafe, the Consumer Product Safety Commission settled for bitcoins.
CPSC estimated that recalling Buckyballs and Buckycubes — high-powered magnetic sets that can be shaped by hand — would cost $57 million. But when faced with a lawsuit, the federal agency took [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
The public is one step closer to learning some of the secrets of “Doublegate” — a hush-hush criminal investigation involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and an alleged pension fraud scheme.
Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson last week ordered the state Division of Criminal Justice to release [...]