Author: Mark Lagerkvist

New Jersey’s Double-Dipping Sheriffs Ride Again

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Double-dipping Sheriff Michael Saudino will ride again in New Jersey’s Bergen County at taxpayers’ expense. Armed with $100,000 in campaign cash, Saudino outgunned Democratic challenger James Mordaga at the polls last week. The victory assures the Read More

New Jersey Governor Loses On Minimum Wage

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog This is the one political contest Chris Christie lost in Tuesday’s election. By a 61-39 percent spread, New Jersey voters passed a constitutional amendment[1] that will raise the minimum wage for workers by a dollar an hour Read More

Election-Proof Public Pensions

New Jersey voters can’t change double-dippers with elections By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Eighty percent of New Jersey’s county sheriffs are double-dippers. Next month’s election will do little, if anything, to change that fact. A New Jersey Watchdog investigation found that 17 Read More

Double-Dipper Update

OK, make that 18 double-dipping NJ state lawmakers By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Thanks to a tip from an astute reader, New Jersey Watchdog has identified an 18th state legislator who receives a public pension in addition to her salary. Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, R-Parsippany, Read More

Garden State Double-Dipping

18 double-dipping NJ lawmakers block pension reform By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Double-dipping by New Jersey public officials continues to thrive for one big reason: Too many legislators either directly profit or quietly condone a costly practice that drains Read More