New Jersey pensions sue Christie for $4 billion in missed payments

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  New Jersey, Pensions  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey

New Jersey’s three largest public pension plans are taking Gov. Chris Christie to court in a renewed effort to force the state to pay more than $4 billion in missed payments to retirement funds.

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No one protects Gov. Christie from himself, despite costly security

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  New Jersey, Open Records, Politics, Politics & Elections, Transparency  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

State troopers guard Chris Christie as he travels the nation to run for president, yet no one seems able to protect the governor from his own choices.

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American patriotism is at 28 percent, study shows

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, National, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While Americans show their patriotism this weekend by flying Old Glory and watching fireworks, only 28 percent of the nation thinks the United States is the best place in the world to live, according to recent study.

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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

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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  /  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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