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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | Jan 20, 2016 11:54 AM | 2.4K
Just days ahead of an expected blizzard on the East Coast, New Jersey has officially repealed a nonsensical rule banning the shoveling of snow without a license.
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | Jan 12, 2016 5:00 AM | 64
The cost of living is always going up, but it’s the cost of dying that no one seems to talk about. Ask Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a Vermont-based organization that favors a more open market for funeral providers and their recently deceased customers. Slocum can tell you that the high cost of [...]
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Dec 17, 2015 3:05 PM
For the first time, New Jersey is allowing a weighted lottery that favors low-income students vying for a spot in a charter school. Critics have said that the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School , which provides instruction in English and Spanish, has a lower percentage of minority students than the district at large, and have accused [...]
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Nov 24, 2015 4:15 PM | 32
A recent survey by the Black Alliance for Educational Options shows that black voters support school choice by a wide margin. This survey of 2,400 African-American voters in four states found that they support a parent’s ability to choose the school that is best for their children — and indicated they are ready to vote those beliefs in some cases. “Black voters are [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | Nov 12, 2015 11:38 PM | 390
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.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | Nov 12, 2015 1:38 PM | 216
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.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | Nov 05, 2015 8:01 PM | 247
Poor poll numbers will keep Chris Christie off the main stage for next Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate on Fox Business Network. The New Jersey governor missed the cut by one quarter of a percentage point. The exclusion could trigger a death spiral for Christie’s candidacy.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | Nov 05, 2015 5:17 AM | 220
This week’s election did nothing to change the fact that three-fourths of New Jersey sheriffs are double-dippers.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | Nov 04, 2015 8:23 AM | 462
Four incumbent Republicans lost their seats Tuesday as the Democrats gained their biggest majority in the New Jersey Assembly since 1979. Chris Christie's political coattails were virtually non-existent. The governor, busy running for president, did not make any public campaign appearances on behalf of GOP Assembly candidates.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | Nov 02, 2015 6:35 AM | 25
New Jersey’s statewide election on Tuesday is unlikely to break the gridlock that threatens the state’s fiscal future. Despite the alarms, the results may be akin to rearranging deck furniture on the Titanic.