By Mark Lagerkvist | | May 04, 2015 6:00 AM | 440
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 | 145
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.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 20, 2015 6:20 AM
As Chris Christie pursues his political fortunes outside New Jersey, state taxpayers were squeezed for nearly a half-million dollars last year to cover the travel costs of his security details. The travel expenses for the state police Executive Protection Unit rose to a record $196,006 for the fourth quarter.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 16, 2015 5:00 AM
  By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his failure to report any of his $95,000 annual entertainment allowance on tax returns, arguing the money isn’t income because he has accounted for it. Just don’t ask him to make those records available to the public. Through his press secretary, Christie rejected New Jersey Watchdog’s [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 14, 2015 5:05 AM
Gov. Chris Christie failed to report as income or pay taxes on $380,000 in expense allowances he received from the state, according to a New Jersey Watchdog examination of Treasury data and the governor’s tax returns. By not declaring the allowances on their joint returns, Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, avoided roughly $152,000 in federal income taxes over four years.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 09, 2015 6:21 AM
As Chris Christie applies for a job in the White House, he may want to think twice about using his New Jersey employers as references. Fifty-four percent of registered voters give thumbs-down to Christie’s performance as governor, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today. And 60 percent believe the Garden State is on the wrong track.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Apr 07, 2015 3:35 PM
With billions of dollars at stake, New Jersey's Supreme Court will decide whether Gov. Chris Christie illegally slashed a payment to the state pension system