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A Limit To Pension Investing Oversight As Political Donations Is Number One Reason Pension Fund Provides Loophole For Christie

A Limit To Pension Investing Oversight As Political Donations Is Number One Reason Pension Fund Provides Loophole For Christie
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

A few days ago, we learned that Governor Christie's investor pals are making billions off the public pensions system while Governor Flintstone demands that teachers "share the sacrifice" and donate more. Christie, after all, seems to be all about "Do as I scream, not as I do."

When it comes to New Jersey's public pension fund, regardless of political party, the state's governor uses it as a personal punching bag. Pay-to-play law states that executives and their employees working on the state’s pension fund investments cannot "make political contributions to New Jersey candidates and political committees."

 

A University Without Diversity; Rutgers Loses Out

A University Without Diversity; Rutgers Loses Out
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

di·ver·si·ty

1. t he state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness: diversity of opinion.

2. variety; multi...

UPDATE: DJ Dave Herman Dies in Jail Facing Child Sex Charge

UPDATE: DJ Dave Herman Dies in Jail Facing Child Sex Charge
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A veteran of more than 25 years as a rock DJ on New York radio has passed away.

Former WNEW-FM rock jock Dave Herman died at University Hospital in Newark after having b...

Who is Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell?

Who is Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Jeff Bell, who won the primary for the Republican Senate nomination earlier this week, has been there before. He won a Senate primary in his first political campaign.

Th...

NJEA has New Jersey public support against Chris Christie

NJEA has New Jersey public support against Chris Christie
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie’s plan to take $2.43 billion from the state’s pension system has brought eleven unions to court.

Christie has lost a great a...

Melissa Tomlinson: N.J. Teacher Talks About Governor Christie

Melissa Tomlinson: N.J. Teacher Talks About Governor Christie

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Melissa Tomlinson, the Buena Regional Middle School teacher who was involved in an altercation with Governor Chris Christie, has taken the time to write her reflections...

UPDATE: Fatal Coda restaurant collapse in Maplewood

UPDATE: Fatal Coda restaurant collapse in Maplewood
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A 51-year old man from Flushing, New York was identified as the man who was killed in the Maplewood restaurant accident on Friday.

Part of the floor of the Coda Kitchen ...

6 Reasons Newark Students Want Superintendent Cami Anderson Fired

6 Reasons Newark Students Want Superintendent Cami Anderson Fired
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Newark Students Union doesn’t have any use for the One Newark reorganization plan for district schools, or for Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson either, for that ...

Chris Christie’s Weight Loss is 85 Pounds Closer to Presidential Goal

Chris Christie’s Weight Loss is 85 Pounds Closer to Presidential Goal
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

During an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” early in 2013, Governor Chris Christie described himself as “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen in your li...

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