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

Christie at podium

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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Maryland threatens to seize ‘House of Cards’ equipment if it leaves state

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Issues, Maryland, National, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

A HOUSE BUILT ON TAX CREDITS: House of Cards, the popular Netflix series, has received $26 million in tax credits from Maryland.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
The back-room political shenanigans of “House of Cards,” every Washington, D.C., insider’s favorite show about the people they wish they were, have spilled into the real world.
The Netflix show is filmed in Maryland, thanks in part to about $26 million in tax credits the state has provided to production company Media [...]

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Chris Christie tries to jump off Bridgegate

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  2016 Presidential Primary, Accountability, Ethics, Governor, National, New Jersey, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

Christie

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to learn from Bridgegate.  But in reality, he is teaching a lesson on how a skilled politician manipulates public opinion.
In the classroom of the real world, here is the syllabus for Christie’s new course in Surviving Scandal 101:

Investigate yourself – and announce [...]

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Disgraced NM politician gets name scrubbed from school library

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  New Mexico, News, Politics, Power Abuse, State Politics  /  No Comments

OOPS:  Convicted former state Sen. Manny Aragon has an elementary school library named after him. He pleaded guilty in 2008 to siphoning $4.2 million from the Metro Courthouse Construction project in Albuquerque. (AP Photo)

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
ALBUQUERQUE – It took five and a half years, but the name of one of New Mexico’s most infamous politicians no longer will grace the façade at a local grade school in southeast Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, in a 6-0 vote with one abstention, decided Wednesday night to [...]

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Judge orders release of Guadagno pension-probe records

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, News, Pensions, Pensions, Politics, Power Abuse, Public records, State Government, State Politics, Transparency  /  No Comments

Cabinet Meeting

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
A New Jersey Watchdog reporter has won the latest round in a three-year battle for public records surrounding the state’s hush-hush investigation of an alleged pension scheme implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
Administrative Law Judge Linda M. Kassekert ordered the state Treasury to release 25 of 26 documents the Christie [...]

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