NJ Watchdog fights for Guadagno pension probe records in appeals court

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, News, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
The mystery of what happened in a criminal investigation of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno may finally be solved in a New Jersey appeals court.
A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is appealing a lower court’s decision to not release three key documents that include the [...]

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NJ pension report bears bad news, but fails to bare abuses

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, New Jersey, News, Pensions, State Politics  /  No Comments

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New Jersey taxpayers will find plenty of bad news in the first report of the special commission Gov. Chris Christie appointed to study the $90 billion deficit in the state’s retirement system. Yet the findings ignored many of the weaknesses and abuses that have drained funds.

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New Jersey pension czar funnels money into fund his firm invests in without disclosing ties

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Ethics, Finances, New Jersey, Pensions, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Gov. Chris Christie’s friend and pensions overseer Robert Grady invested New Jersey money into a fund this his own private firm also invested in, according to the International Business Times, raising concerns about a conflict of interest.
In 2010, Christie appointed friend, former executive and GOP power broker Robert Grady to be the head [...]

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‘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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