‘Seven deadly sins’ of NJ pensions add up to $104 billion debt

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  New Jersey, Pensions, Politics, State Politics  /  No Comments

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The fiscal future of New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions hang in the balance as Trenton finally faces the $104 billion deficit in the state’s retirement system.

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NJ legislators trying to make estate tax a lot less certain

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Legislature, New Jersey, State Government, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Bipartisan coalitions of New Jersey state legislators are trying multiple bills in order to repeal or reduce the estate tax and related taxes in New Jersey.

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NJ Senate Transportation Committee won’t consider renewing red-light cameras

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  New Jersey, Politics, Spying, State Government, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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New Jersey’s Senate Transportation Committee won’t take up a bill to renew the state’s red-light camera program. A senator who is also a mayor is vocally against them.

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NJ Watchdog appeals denial of Christie travel records

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Jersey Watchdog, News, Open Records, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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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.

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No double dips: Candidate offers up his $90K NJ pension

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Elections, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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The election for sheriff in Mercer County has turned into a referendum on New Jersey’s costly tradition of double-dipping by public officials.

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Illegals in the wind as DMV worker gets off easy in bribery case

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  California, New Jersey, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Nearly a year after a Virginia DMV worker and two others were convicted of selling drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, the 100-plus buyers remain at large.

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