Category Archives: New Jersey

Stateside New Jersey: The State Paid Fees to Mary Pat Christie’s Firm After State Investment Was Terminated

By Elaine Magliaro During the time that Chris Christie has spent serving as governor of New Jersey, the state “has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street firms as management fees on the state’s pension funds.” Although just a few hundred thousand … Continue reading

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Chris Christie Cuts Payments to State Pension Funds Retroactively in Order to Balance Budget…NJ Still Manages to Subsidize the Private Sector to the Tune of $1.57 Billion

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO A couple of weeks ago, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey announced his plan to use more than $2.43 billion that had been earmarked for public worker pension funding to balance his state’s ailing budget. Salvador Rizzo … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: SEC and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to Investigate Governor Chris Christie’s Diversion of Port Authority Funds

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Lisa Brennan (Main Justice) broke the news today that “people close to the matter” have said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has joined with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office “to investigate possible misuse of Port Authority of … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: Newark’s Archbishop of Bling Faces Organized Backlash Against His Plans for Opulent Retirement Home

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in February, I wrote a post about Newark Archbishop John J. Myers’s plan to spend more than $500,000 to build a new 3,000 square foot, three-level addition to his retirement home. I should note that the … Continue reading

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Esquire’s Scott Raab Reports That Christie Prosecutor Gets Its Star Witness to Start Talking

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO I was doing research for a new post that I hope to write about Chris Christie and the Mastro Report, which exonerated the governor of New Jersey from any wrongdoing in the Bridgegate scandal, when I came … Continue reading

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Chris Christie’s Character Witnesses…Where Are They?

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Scott Raab has been doing a series of posts about Chris Christie on Charlie Pierce’s Politics Blog at Esquire. He posted the fifth installment—titled Why No One Is Sticking Up for Chris Christie—today. In his piece, Raab … Continue reading

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