Court sticks taxpayers with Jerry Sandusky’s pension tab

By   /  November 13, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

SANDUSKY SCANDAL: Lawmakers have been turning an eye towards transparency at the four state-related universities since the crimes of Jerry Sandusky came to light in more than two years ago.

Jerry Sandusky will get to keep his taxpayer-funded state pension.

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NJ corruption case undermines Christie claims as prosecutor

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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On the presidential campaign trail, Chris Christie boasts that he was a no-nonsense prosecutor above politics. But back in New Jersey, his administration has been trying to bury a corruption case involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, his second-in-command.

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Appeals court orders release of NJ corruption probe records

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Open Records, Pensions, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the state must release two confidential state records from a corruption probe involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to New Jersey Watchdog. As New Jersey’s second-in-command, Guadagno frequently serves as acting governor when Chris Christie travels outside the state on presidential campaign trips.

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board suffers pension hangover

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Pennsylvania Liquor’s Control Board’s $362.7 million in pension debt has driven the agency into the red, reigniting the call to privatize state-owned liquor stores.

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California pension systems stand to lose millions by divesting from coal

By   /  November 5, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, National, News, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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A recent law calling on public employees pension plans in California to ditch coal investments will translate into financial losses.

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Election over, 16 New Jersey sheriffs still double-dip

By   /  November 5, 2015  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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This week’s election did nothing to change the fact that three-fourths of New Jersey sheriffs are double-dippers.

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