Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

New Jersey pension funds sue Christie for non-payment

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  New Jersey, Pensions  /  No Comments

Tim Larsen, Governor's Office

 
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey’s three largest pension funds are suing Gov. Chris Christie and his administration for failing to make payments to the state retirement system as required by statute.
Filed Wednesday in Mercer County Superior Court, the lawsuit is the latest conflict in the wake of Christie’s decision last June to […]

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$9 million in NJ Bridgegate investigations yield few new facts

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, New Jersey, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

Governor's Office, Tim Larsen

 
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
The New Jersey Legislature’s investigation of the Bridgegate scandal has devolved into a partisan ruckus with few new facts as the total cost for state taxpayers nears $9 million.
A Democratic-controlled committee released a 136-page interim report Monday, admitting it had found no evidence to conclude Gov. Chris Christie was […]

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New Jersey’s pension system debt hits $170 billion

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  New Jersey, Pensions  /  No Comments

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

The bad news keeps getting worse: New Jersey’s public retirement system faces a $170 billion deficit for pensions and health benefits for government retirees, according to the latest official figures from the state Treasury.

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Christie trips over reform image in travel record suits

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  New Jersey, Open Records, Politics, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, State Government  /  No Comments

Tim Larsen, Governor's Office

On the national campaign trail, Gov. Chris Christie portrays himself as an outspoken champion of open, honest, transparent government.

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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

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

 
 
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 Arena  /  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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