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By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 29, 2014 8:16 AM
Whenever Christie or his admin talk about financial difficulties, the next question must be: How could we be in anything but the black since Christie squandered $24 million to create that bogus special election? End of discussion. And how is Bridgegate trumping the $24 mil?
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 29, 2014 8:14 AM
Not making the pension contribution required by the law Christie and Sweeney passed borders on the criminal. I was a police officer for 25 years and retired 16 years ago. I based my retirement on the promise of my pension and modest cost of living increases. I cannot collect social security and because of the [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2014 1:40 PM
I have to say as someone whose husband has paid into his pension for almost 25 years, that I am totally upset by what is happening.  He has contributed his portion without fail because they take it from his check.  I understand that Christie doesn’t want to “blindside” all of the people that he mentioned, [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2014 1:38 PM
Wow New Jersey!  Why not just give everyone in the state a nice pension? Cut out all the chicanery and deal making and live happily ever after.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2014 1:37 PM
This absolutely disgusts me. I read about this when it first happened, how in the world does this guy still have his job!!
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 21, 2014 9:41 AM
I don’t know why governors keep trying to fully fund the pension system.  The whole system needs to be redrawn from the top and be all inclusive across the state and to municipalities.  Salaries, benefits, required work time, age to collect, and conversion from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan all require [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 21, 2014 7:35 AM
Add Chris Christie’s name to the list of New Jersey governors who reneged on state pension promises.
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 20, 2014 9:23 PM | 405
  Add Chris Christie’s name to the list of New Jersey governors who reneged on state pension promises. Faced with an $800 million budget deficit and falling revenue projections, Christie slashed $900 million from a $1.6 billion pension contribution the state is required to make by June 30 under state statute. “Our problem is we’ve made promises to [...]
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | May 16, 2014 8:21 AM | 14
  By L. Tierney | WatchdogWire CARTERET, N.J. — Mayor Daniel Reiman canceled a citizenship swearing-in ceremony that had been scheduled for his diverse town because the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services refused to allow a “moment of prayer” to be listed on the agenda for this event. Reiman, a Democrat, said the recent Supreme Court ruling in support of [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog.org | May 14, 2014 8:55 AM
  By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog The public is one step closer to learning some of the secrets of “Doublegate” — a hush-hush criminal investigation involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and an alleged pension fraud scheme. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson last week ordered the state Division of Criminal Justice to release [...]