New Jersey double-dippers scoop New Yorkers at the public trough

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  New Jersey, New York, News, Open Records, Pensions  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Start spreading the news: New Jersey is a paradise for double-dippers compared to neighboring New York.
New York State’s efforts to control double-dipping by “retired” public officials who collect pensions while continuing to work in government jobs are highlighted in a study released this week by the Empire Center, a […]

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Is New Jersey considering raising the gas tax?

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Economy, New Jersey, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Transportation Trust Fund is out of money. Will a higher gas tax be used to pay for transportation projects?

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Gov. Christie has no records of who pays for travel, staff claims

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Mexico, Ohio, Open Records, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
While Chris Christie has been vocal during a 19-state campaign trip that ends today, his staff has little to say about who pays for the New Jersey governor’s extensive political travels.
Christie’s office claims it has no records, emails or correspondence concerning the trips, and that it is exempt from […]

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Three in four NJ sheriffs double-dip millions via pension loophole

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Government Waste, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Jersey Featured, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Three-fourths of New Jersey’s county sheriffs are two-timing taxpayers and state pension funds.

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New Jersey has worst business tax climate

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Business, Economy, Jobs + Growth, New Jersey, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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The Tax Foundation has released its State Business Tax Climate Index, and New Jersey is at the bottom.

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Court orders Gov. Christie to reveal air travel records, not hotel bills

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Jersey Featured, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Gov. Chris Christie’s hide-and-seek game over his state travel expense records continued with mixed results last week in Mercer County Superior Court.
Judge Mary C. Jacobson ordered the governor’s office to provide documentation of air travel expenses, including costs and itineraries. She awarded legal fees to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter and instructed […]

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