By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Wonder why New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reluctant to reform double-dipping — the long-standing practice of public officials who find ways to simultaneously collect governmental pensions and salaries?
Take a look at who helped Christie get elected in 2009.
The “Law Enforcement for Christie-Guadagno”campaign team was packed with double-dippers. Half [...]
News 12 reporter Walt Kane received an Emmy nomination for his report on New Jersey Watchdog’s investigation of Assemblyman David P. Rible, who collected $570,000 in disability payments while competing in five-mile races. News 12 New Jersey’s story was based on our original research, including photos and video of the lawmaker running and exercising. In 1998, Rible retired from [...]Read More →
In his letter, David Rible invites the public to ask him questions. The Watchdog thinks that’s a doggone good idea. Here’s our Top 10 list of ones he should answer:
10.) Does your definition of government waste include a public employee who gets two state paychecks – $49,000 for working plus $54,500 for being too disabled to work?
9.) Why should the state [...]
Recently, there has been some discussion about the disability pension that I receive as a result of the injuries I sustained as a Wall Township police officer.
As such, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know the facts which led to my current situation.
My lifelong dream was to be a police officer and [...]
Assemblyman David P. Rible retired as a Wall Township police officer at age 31 with a bad back and a fat pension. He’s collected $570,000 in disability payments since a state board decided he was “totally and permanently disabled.”
Yet Rible competes in five-mile and five-kilometer runs along the Jersey Shore. He exercises at a gym, dances as a celebrity [...]