By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 13, 2015 10:50 PM | 79
Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey Watchdog will battle in appeals court Thursday in a case that could change how the state cooperates with citizens who ask for public records.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 13, 2015 1:02 AM | 390
For nine months, Chris Christie fought hard to keep a public record secret – even though it contained no real secrets, confidential information or anything likely to endanger anyone. It’s a “valuable asset,” the New Jersey governor’s lawyers claimed – one that would “cause irreparable harm to the state” if released. Judge for yourself as New Jersey Watchdog publishes Christie's prized media list, obtained under court order.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 07, 2015 11:11 PM | 71
A New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Chris Christie obeyed a court order to turn over a public record – even though his office still appears to be withholding part of it.
By Johnny Kampis | | Oct 07, 2015 1:01 PM | 6
“We’re watching an explosion in the marketplace of gaming that is appealing to a younger customer and more sophisticated customer that hasn’t typically been a lottery customer,” Goldberg said. “So it would behoove us ... to be looking at what’s out there and how it might work and why we might be better. ... We have to look at markets that have never been ours.”
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Oct 04, 2015 11:57 PM | 168
Strange but true, Gov. Chris Christie blasted the New Jersey Assembly last week for not focusing on state business. Minutes later, the governor boarded a plane to Iowa in pursuit of his presidential ambitions. So far this year, Christie has traveled out-of-state on at least 145 days.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Sep 30, 2015 11:04 PM | 294
Chris Christie and the case of a public record that mysteriously shrunk in half are returning to Superior Court. A judge will hear arguments on whether Christie's 'secret' media list was altered before its release, a possible violation of the court’s order.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Sep 23, 2015 10:39 PM | 388
Mark your calendars! Gov. Chris Christie made his first New Jersey public appearance in 51 days on Tuesday. The governor has been a virtual phantom in the Garden State, especially since he officially announced his run for the White House in June. In 2015, he has traveled outside New Jersey for all or part of 141 days — more than half of the ongoing year. The governor’s day-to-day activities are recorded by Matt Katz’s “The Christie Tracker” blog for WYNC radio.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Sep 22, 2015 5:00 AM | 1.3K
For New Jersey taxpayers, the bad news is even worse than a report showing their state government is $160 billion in debt. The deficit is actually $10 billion higher – a whopping $170 billion – according to State Treasury records obtained by New Jersey Watchdog.
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Sep 17, 2015 2:17 PM | 780
New Jersey ranks worst in the country for state debt, according to a new nationwide study. Each taxpayer would need to pay $52,300 to erase New Jersey’s existing bills, including public pensions and retiree health benefits
By Mark Lagerkvist | | Sep 17, 2015 1:39 AM | 29
With his White House run on the ropes, Chris Christie came out swinging Wednesday night at the prime-time Republican presidential debate on CNN. Instead of duking it out with the other 10 GOP hopefuls on the stage, the New Jersey governor aimed his blows at opponents who weren't present -- President Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic-controlled legislature in his home state.