Gov. Chris Christie’s attempt to flout state travel rules will be contested in New Jersey appeals court. The case pits the governor’s power versus transparency in government – a cause Christie once championed.Read More →
A debate over secrecy and Gov. Chris Christie’s safety took a turn in the Labor Day weekend traffic. Citing security concerns, the New Jersey governor refuses to release records showing which hotels he stayed during official trips. Yet his press office publicly identified which vehicle in the governor’s motorcade usually carries Christie.Read More →
The New York Press Club is publicly criticizing Gov. Chris Christie and his staff for blacklisting New Jersey Watchdog.
The journalists’ organization “expresses its outrage over the Christie administration’s apparent ‘blacklisting’ of New Jersey Watchdog, in an effort to prevent the news outlet from receiving press advisories and official announcements from the governor’s office,” Press Club President Larry Seary said.Read More →
To celebrate Sunshine Week and promote open government, NJ Watchdog’s Mark Lagerkvist offers the following commentary:
To most people, I seem like a nice guy. But not in the eyes of politicians and custodians of public records across the State of New Jersey.
To them, I am Darth Vader, New Jersey Watchdog is the Death Star, and [...]
New Jersey Watchdog’s investigations of widespread double-dipping by public officials were featured in a column by Dunstan Prial for Fox Business Network. Check it out at http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/03/13/double-dipping-pensioners-bleeding-nj-dry/?intcmp=fbcolumnsblogsRead More →
Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Long before the Bridgegate and Hoboken scandals, the Christie administration has been trying to escape a pension probe that implicates Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
In a continuing investigation that began in October 2010 — now dubbed “Doublegate” — New Jersey Watchdog has reported:
As a county sheriff, Guadagno made false and contradictory statements that enabled her top [...]Read More →