By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 26, 2015 11:14 PM | 443
The public’s right to know the outcome of a criminal probe of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be debated next week in state appellate court. New Jersey Watchdog is appealing a lower court's decision not to release the findings of an investigation by the state attorney general’s Division of Criminal Justice.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 21, 2015 5:45 PM | 225
Three citizen groups are suing Chris Christie in an effort to stop the New Jersey governor from using state funds to pay for the cost of security travel during out-of-state campaign trips as he runs for the White House.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 17, 2015 1:30 PM | 133
Choosing political ambition over transparency, Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal a Superior Court decision that ordered him to reveal a key cog in his taxpayer-funded publicity machine – a multi-tiered, high-tech list of 2,500 media contacts.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 13, 2015 5:00 AM | 66
The news media are buzzing about New Jersey Watchdog’s court battles with Chris Christie over public records. The investigative site was awarded access to a directory of press contacts Christie wants to protect for his own political use. But the governor is still allowed to hide $1 million in Amex bills his security team racked up in travel costs.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 10, 2015 11:49 PM | 313
A New Jersey court is standing by its order to force Gov. Chris Christie to reveal a key cog in his taxpayer-funded publicity machine – a multi-tiered, high-tech list of 2,500 media contacts that helped turn the governor into a national figure and YouTube sensation.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 09, 2015 11:14 PM | 1.7K
Based on secret evidence, a New Jersey court is allowing Gov. Chris Christie to hide American Express bills that show how his state police security team charged more than $1 million to pay for out-of-state travel.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Aug 04, 2015 6:58 PM | 26
Chris Christie squeezed his way into the prime-time Republican presidential debate on Fox, but it was a tighter fit than the New Jersey governor had wished. The choice of only 3.4 percent of GOP voters, Christie clung to ninth place in a poll-based competition for 10 invitations to the big stage in Cleveland.
By Eric Boehm | | Jul 31, 2015 3:04 PM | 26
In this week's episode, host Eric Boehm is joined by a roundtable of Watchdog reporters who have spent time covering four of the governors who are now running for the White House. Matt Kittle, Mark Lisheron, Mark Lagerkvist and Jason Hart share their perspectives on, respectively, Gov. Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; former Gov. Rick Perry, of Texas; Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey; and Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Jul 30, 2015 1:04 AM | 112
The federal government should rescue troubled state pension plans with billions of dollars in long-term loans, proposed New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney. The trillion-dollar question is whether it would save public pensions or sink them deeper in debt.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Jul 28, 2015 3:09 PM | 205
As Donald Trump rises to the top of political polls among Republican candidates for president, the biggest loser may be Gov. Chris Christie in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire.