Governor Chris Christie Declares a State Of Emergency Maintaining Essential state government services During Shutdown

July 1 2017

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Trenton NJ,due to the state shut down  government services such as state parks and Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed.

Today, Governor Chris Christie signed the following Executive Order:

Executive Order 228 – Declaring a state of emergency and maintaining that essential state government services continue operating for the […]

By |July 1st, 2017|Trenton|3 Comments

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and State Comptroller Philip James Degnan announce initial Lakewood arrests Result on charges of collecting $1.3 million in illegal Government benefits

June 29, 2017
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Lakewood NJ, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and State Comptroller Philip James Degnan announced today the first of multiple ongoing arrests within Lakewood, New Jersey by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for defrauding Medicaid and government assistance programs.  The investigations initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Trenton|3 Comments

Report: Solving NJ Pension Crisis Requires Tax Hikes, Benefit Cuts

By Christian Hetrick • 06/28/17 4:03pm

New Jersey’s next governor and Legislature must make cuts to retiree health care costs and raise several taxes to diffuse the “fiscal time bomb” created by inadequate payments to the public worker retirement system, according to a new policy report released Wednesday.

The report, “New Jersey’s Prosperity Depends on Immediate Fiscal […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Trenton|3 Comments

Judicial Watch Investigates if Gov. Christie’s Effort to Extort $300 Mil from Insurance Co. for Addiction Program is Part of Backdoor Deal with Former Chief of Staff

JUNE 27, 2017
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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to force the state’s largest health insurance company to dole out $300 million for a drug addiction treatment program for the poor, an egregious cash grab that media outlets call a “shake down” and “extortion.” Judicial Watch has launched an […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Senate Democrats Block Vote on Beck’s Pension Forfeiture Bill for 3rd Time

June 20, 2017

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Trenton NJ, An effort by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) to force a vote on legislation she sponsors to forfeit the pensions of corrupt public officials (S-1557) was immediately blocked by Senate Democrats at today’s session of the New Jersey Senate.

A third attempt by Sen. Jennifer Beck to force […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Trenton|2 Comments

Trenton to lose $3.3M over misspent federal block grant funds

Updated on June 18, 2017 at 8:19 AMPosted on June 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM



TRENTON — Trenton will lose out on $3.3 million in federal block grant funding over a three-year span — the result of years of mismanagement and sloppy recordkeeping under the city’s previous two administrations.

The funding cut approved earlier […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

NJEA Endorses Sweeney’s Republican Challenger

By Salvador Rizzo • 06/02/17 11:30pm

That’ll teach him.

New Jersey’s largest teachers union has endorsed the Republican candidate challenging Senate President Steve Sweeney, the top elected Democrat in state government.

The New Jersey Education Association’s political action committee voted unanimously on Friday to endorse Fran Grenier, the chairman of the Salem County Republican Party, for the state […]

By |June 4th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

Treasurer Says Current Budget Faces $527M Revenue Shortfall

New Jersey state treasurer says Gov. Chris Christie’s fiscal year 2017 budget is expected to be about $527 million shy of expected revenues.

| May 16, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state treasurer told lawmakers Tuesday that Gov. Chris Christie’s fiscal year 2017 budget is expected to be about $527 million shy […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

NJ hoping to raise $200M from stepped-up tax enforcement

By Michael Symons May 16, 2017 5:35 PM

TRENTON — State officials are counting on stepped-up enforcement and better responsiveness from its Taxation Division to bring in a few hundred million dollars extra in the budget that Gov. Chris Christie will hand off to his successor.

At a budget hearing Wednesday, state Treasurer Ford Scudder lowered projections […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

President Trump Announces Formation of Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity

May 14,2017

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the issuance of an executive order forming the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. The President also named Vice President Mike Pence as Chairman and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as Vice-Chair of the Commission.
Five additional members were named […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Trenton|5 Comments