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GOV. CHRISTIE SHEDS HIS ‘OPEN AND HONEST’ REFORMER DISGUISE Analysis by Mark Lagerkvist

Chris Christie’s office sends New Jersey Watchdog a message every other Tuesday – a reminder of how the governor and his staff flout the law and fight transparency in state government. “This email serves to hereby request a two-week extension regarding your OPRA request nos.W82964 and W82965,” it states. Since January, the governor has so far taken seven two-week extensions. Under ...
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GOV. CHRISTIE’S CREW HELPS EX-LEGISLATOR DOUBLE HIS PENSION Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist

Larry Chatzidakis needed a favor from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. Nearing his 62nd birthday, the former New Jersey assemblyman had never held a full-time public job. Based on his 11 years as a legislator plus other part-time government posts, Chatzidakis might qualify for a modest state pension of roughly $19,000 a year. Then a new executive position was created [...]Read More>>

NJ WATCHDOG SALUTES REPORTER WHO RUNS OUTSIDE THE PACK

New Jersey Watchdog offers a big wag of the tail in honor of David Neese, a feisty journalist not afraid to raise hell. After 40-odd years as a reporter and editorial writer at The Trentonian, Neese joins the growing ranks of newspaper veterans who are out of work. “I’m being eased out the door as of Friday, the [...]Read More>>

JUDGE GIVES NJ ONE LAST CHANCE TO KEEP ‘DOUBLEGATE’ SECRETS Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist

A judge is giving the state’s Division of Criminal Justice one final chance to argue why an index of records from a hush-hush criminal investigation involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno should not be released to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter. “I frankly don’t see why it should be kept confidential,” said Judge Mary C. Jacobson during [...]Read More>>

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Barking Back

Leon

Javier Diaz is a ******* who goes out of his way not to follow the law. I hope your lawyers grill him under oath about the OPRA policies of the Christie Administration. Read More>>

Wm. Frank LeGates

So here we go again, the cronies and contributors of the political class get their wallets fattened while the public employees are continually demonized, the proper and timely  payments are disregarded, the massive debt and shortfall passed on to future administrations to ‘fix’. Read More>>

Becky

You post this info, for what reason? He is still getting his pension!!!! Why doesn’t it stop? That is the only way these “crooks” learn. Nothing ever gets done to stop this continual abuse by these blood suckers. Read More>>

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