A state audit released Tuesday confirmed the crimes of a former volunteer fire chief and his assistant chief, and also laid out another $13,000 in unexplained spending. Baldwin Borough Manager John Barrett has worked closely with first responders and firefighters, and told Watchdog, “As a whole, they’re such good-hearted people. It’s hard to believe two individuals in that field would betray the public trust.”Read More →
Sometimes, not violating the law can get you in trouble with the law.
Just ask the Hirsch family, from Long Island.Read More →
Two top members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff came before the Joint Budget Committee Monday to apologize for human services officials spending taxpayer money without notifying lawmakers.Read More →
An influential Democratic state senator said he’s unlikely to support a bill requiring background checks on gun purchases because the the checks are unnecessary and unconstitutional in Vermont.Read More →
A freshman Colorado state senator wants to stop police from seizing assets unless the owner is convicted of a crime.Read More →
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Proving that politics is “Heck,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ignored disability pension reform during his annual State of the State address.
At the center of the controversy is Adam J. Heck, who collects $110,000 in annual salary as associate legal counsel to the governor. He also receives $44,818 a […]