By Eric Boehm | | May 13, 2015 3:14 PM
In this episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with New Jersey Watchdog's Mark Lagerkvist, who recently uncovered a big story about Gov. Chris Christie spending more than $80,000 on concessions at football games in 2010 and 2011. That's a lot of nachos and beer.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | May 11, 2015 5:01 AM
  By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Chris Christie’s expense account tells a story of appetite and ambition, one that pits government waste versus the New Jersey governor’s waistline. Christie spent $360,000 from his state allowance during his five years in office. More than 80 percent of that money, or $300,000, was used to buy food, alcohol [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | | May 07, 2015 10:32 AM
Two State Assembly members plan to introduce legislation today to require the governor to tell the public how he spends his $95,000 annual expense account. The allowance, which Gov. Chris Christie receives in addition to his $175,000 a year salary, is not subject to reporting under current state law. Last month, the governor’s office refused to release the expense records to New Jersey Watchdog.
By Jason Hart | | May 07, 2015 5:00 AM | 58
Thousands of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania workers helped pay union boss John Niccollai's $573,299 salary last year, whether they knew it or not.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | May 06, 2015 9:54 AM | 68
If Chris Christie decides to run for president, the New Jersey governor probably shouldn’t count on much support from his home state. Few Garden State voters believe Christie has the right temperament to lead the nation – and they would rather see Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush or Scott Walker in the Oval Office than their own governor, according to a Monmouth University poll released today.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | May 04, 2015 6:00 AM | 461
New Jersey’s $170 billion pension mess will hit the fan this week in state Supreme Court. Whatever the high court decides, the verdict could be bad news for state taxpayers, public workers or both.
By Kenric Ward | | May 01, 2015 8:54 AM
Bobbing and weaving through a congressional committee hearing, former immigration boss Alejandro Mayorkas frustrated attempts to bring transparency to a controversial investor-visa program — while ducking accountability for his actions.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 30, 2015 5:30 AM | 433
New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Scott Walker of Wisconsin are two governors with presidential aspirations. On their frequent journeys, they are guarded by security details of state police troopers. One big difference: The travel expenses of Christie’s crew were five times higher than those of Walker’s team last year.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 28, 2015 5:00 AM
When a governor takes out-of-state trips to campaign for a new job, who pays for the travel bills of the state police security details? In New Jersey and Wisconsin, the answers are different for two governors who are jockeying for position in the 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 21, 2015 4:50 AM
In a bizarre turn of events, Gov. Chris Christie revealed state security secrets – to a Cub Scout last week during a town hall meeting in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.