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Mark J. Magyar

Analysis: The More You Earn, The Better Christie’s Property Tax Record Looks
Mark J. Magyar | March 21, 2014 | Politics
Property taxes rise half as much under Christie as Corzine, but those making under $150,000 pay more under Christie once rebates are deducted
Profile: The Policy Wonk Who Shaped New Jersey’s Transit System
Mark J. Magyar | March 19, 2014 | Transportation, Profiles
Martin Robins, who helped create NJ Transit, is still bitter over Christie’s cancellation of the ARC Tunnel
OLS: Christie Cannot Invoke ‘State of Emergency’ To Cut Pensions
Mark J. Magyar | March 17, 2014 | Budget, Politics
New Jersey and other states barred from declaring bankruptcy to escape pension debts, as Detroit did
Can Panel Compel Kelly, Stepien to Release Bridgegate Emails?
Mark J. Magyar | March 12, 2014 | Politics
Judge with extensive background in OPRA cases signals that legislative committee has stronger case in demanding emails from Kelly than from Stepien
Analysis: What's Wrong With Chris Christie's Government?
Mark J. Magyar | March 11, 2014 | Politics
Delays and errors in Sandy aid, NJ Transit woes are just the latest administration failures to come under legislative scrutiny
All the Governor's Prosecutors
Mark J. Magyar | March 11, 2014 |
With deep roots in the U.S. Attorney's office for New Jersey, Christie's top team lacks administrative and policy experience
Christie’s Quest To Tax Internet Sales Could Eventually Reap $300 Million
Mark J. Magyar | March 6, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Push to expand online sales tax collections pits Christie against most GOP presidential rivals
Samson Complaint Tests Independence Of Embattled Ethics Commission
Mark J. Magyar | March 4, 2014 | Politics
Labor-dominated coalition files four conflict of interest charges against Christie’s controversial Port Authority chairman
Analysis: Christie, Sweeney, and the Limits of Pension Reform
Mark J. Magyar | February 28, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Governor’s power to act is limited by the courts, Democratic opposition, and shortage of simple solutions
Analysis: Christie Offers No Tax Cut, But $205 Million In Veiled Tax Hikes
Mark J. Magyar | February 26, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Embattled governor arouses furor with call to renegotiate state’s pension obligation, but lack of specifics raises questions about Christie’s intent
Explainer: Why It’s So Hard to Project Next Year’s Tax Collections in NJ
Mark J. Magyar | February 25, 2014 | Budget, Explainer
And why it’s important for the state to try to accurately estimate revenues - -and how politics comes into play
Analysis: For Christie, Plugging $800 Million Current Budget Gap Is Key
Mark J. Magyar | February 24, 2014 | Budget, Politics
Politically weakened governor needs to fix this year’s budget if he hopes to convince Democrats that NJ can afford a modest tax cut
Transportation Experts Urge Bistate Blue-Ribbon Panel to Fix Port Authority
Mark J. Magyar | February 21, 2014 | Politics
Robins, Doig say Assembly GOP plan ignores lesson of Bridgegate by giving governors too much power
Analysis: With Holt Retiring, New Jersey Could Elect Two Women to Congress
Mark J. Magyar | February 19, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Greenstein is early frontrunner for Holt seat with other women candidates eyeing the race; Belgard has real shot to succeed Runyan
Police Union Implicated in Bridgegate Owed Hundreds of Jobs to Christie
Mark J. Magyar | February 18, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Governor boasted of saving jobs at Freedom Tower and airports for Port Authority police, who told stalled motorists on GWB to call Fort Lee mayor
Ex-Prosecutor Urges Legislative Probe In Hunterdon Sheriff’s Case
Mark J. Magyar | February 14, 2014 | Politics
Wisniewski-Weinberg panel asked to investigate why Christie’s attorney general killed indictment of sheriff linked to Guadagno, Christie donor
Legislative Probe Expands To Controversial ARC Tunnel Cancellation
Mark J. Magyar | February 13, 2014 | Politics
Subpoena for documents relating to ARC and Port Authority toll hike adds policy focus to Bridgegate inquiry
Gordon: Governor’s Office Refuses To Appear Before Legislative Committee
Mark J. Magyar | February 11, 2014 | More Issues
Refusal to testify on Sandy aid snafu sets stage for future confrontation with joint panel investigating Bridgegate
Analysis: U.S. Attorney’s Trail Shows Hoboken Charges More Serious
Mark J. Magyar | February 5, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Misconduct charges loom for Bridgegate defendants, but legal experts are split over possibility of RICO charges
Governor Backs Off Pension Threat, Dismisses Media Focus On Bridgegate
Mark J. Magyar | February 4, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
But Christie’s disclosure that he asked top aides to look into Foye’s allegations in October raises important new questions
Analysis: Wildstein challenges Christie’s honesty in bid for immunity
Mark J. Magyar | February 3, 2014 | Politics
With Stepien fighting his legislative subpoena, Kelly’s testimony would be the real prize for investigators
Christie Loyalist To Run Ethics Panel That Would Get Bridgegate Complaints
Mark J. Magyar | January 29, 2014 | Politics
Commission votes in secret for Christie’s choice, a former counsel in governor's office who served with all nine aides subpoenaed in Bridgegate
After Firing Contractor, Christie Steps Up Hiring of ‘Integrity Monitors’
Mark J. Magyar | January 28, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Sweeney: Secret dismissal of $780M Sandy contractor shows need for governor to use oversight law he signed last March
Scandals Put Christie, Governor’s Office Under Unprecedented Pressure
Mark J. Magyar | January 27, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Overhauled Christie team juggling politics, policy, and subpoenas for governor weakened by nosedive in polls and loss of bully pulpit
Scandals and Investigations Overshadow Christie Inaugural
Mark J. Magyar | January 22, 2014 | More Issues, Politics
Democratic leaders upstage Christie’s speech by announcing joint investigation
Samson Embroiled in Second Set of Christie Scandal Allegations
Mark J. Magyar | January 21, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Sandy
Bridgegate, Hoboken scandals put unwelcome spotlight on how lawyer exerts clout in government, business
Christie, Legislature on Collision Course for Constitutional Showdown
Mark J. Magyar | January 17, 2014 | Politics
Governor hedges on cooperation with legislative committees as Wisniewski issues 20 subpoenas
Christie’s Call For Pension Concessions Sets Up Budget Battle With Sweeney
Mark J. Magyar | January 15, 2014 | Politics
Governor’s State of the State initiatives target a familiar foe -- public employee unions
Mounting 'Bridgegate' Investigations Undercut Christie’s Clout
Mark J. Magyar | January 14, 2014 | Politics
This year, chastened governor can’t use State of the State to urge Washington to be more like New Jersey
Anatomy of a Scandal: Why 'Bridgegate' Matters
Mark J. Magyar | January 13, 2014 | Politics
Christie-watchers say governor’s downfall is inevitable result of hardball politics, outsized ambition
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