Christie promises to ‘tell it like it is,’ but hides truth in New Jersey

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  New Jersey, Open Records, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Mel Evans

Chris Christie declared his candidacy for president Tuesday, promising America that he would “tell it like it is.” But his track record in New Jersey shows the governor has often gone to great lengths to hide the truth from taxpayers.

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Christie vetoes tax hikes as he nears White House run

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Governor, New Jersey, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

Preparing to run for the White House, Gov. Chris Christie polished his image as a tax-cutter Friday with a billion dollars’ worth of vetoes to the state budget passed by the New Jersey Legislature.

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Christie runs for president – and away from $170 billion pension mess

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  New Jersey, Pensions, Politics, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

Fresh from a failure to fix New Jersey’s pension system and its $170 billion deficit, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to formally announce his run for the White House next week. But first, the governor is expected to veto parts of a state budget that would restore $1.8 billion he cut from the state’s scheduled pension contribution. Next Tuesday, Christie has a date to tell the world why he should be the next president.

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Christie and lawmakers fight budget battle over pension crisis

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  New Jersey, Pensions, State Budgets  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

Unable to work together to reform an ailing state pension system that faces a $170 billion deficit, Gov. Chris Christie and the New Jersey Legislature are headed for state budget showdown in Trenton next week.

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Christie challenges court order to release public record

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  Governor, New Jersey, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

In a bizarre appeal, Gov. Chris Christie is challenging a court order for his office to release a high-tech media list, assembled at taxpayers’ expense, as a public record.

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Political games: PAC pays for Christie’s ticket at NBA Finals

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Ethics, New Jersey, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to live large as a sports junkie with an expensive habit – especially when he can stick taxpayers, political donors, powerful friends or someone else with the bill.

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