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Chris Christie Backed Law That Lets Him Divert ExxonMobil Settlement From Environmental Cleanup

ibtimes.com — Only three months before New Jersey agreed to accept $250 million in cash from ExxonMobil to settle claims the oil giant sullied public land, Gov. Chris Christie was still signaling a hard line. The governor called the ecological damage from the firm's refining operations "staggering and unprecedented," and his administration continued to pursue a state lawsuit seeking nearly $9 billion in damages.

The cost of pension systems' private equity investments: David Sirota

oregonlive.com — To the casual observer, the investment returns recently announced by the California pension system might seem like cause for celebration. The state's investments in firms that buy private companies generated a 20 percent return in 2014.

Chris Christie Settles ExxonMobil Case After Oil Giant Gave RGA Big Cash

ibtimes.com — Before Gov. Chris Christie's administration abruptly settled long running state environmental litigation against ExxonMobil for far less than originally expected, the oil behemoth donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Republican group that Christie ran and that financed his election campaigns.

Enron all over again: Why Wall Street’s pension investments are a disaster in the making

salon.com — To the casual observer, the investment returns recently announced by the California pension system might seem like cause for celebration. The state's investments in firms that buy private companies generated a 20 percent return in 2014.

Andrew Cuomo News Corp Deal: GOP Demands Governor Release Text Of His Book Contract

ibtimes.com — The New York Republican State Committee has issued a formal demand for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to release the text of a HarperCollins contract paying him up to $700,000 for a poorly selling memoir. The GOP's call follows an International Business Times report showing Cuomo backed bills that helped HarperCollins' parent company, News Corporation, before the governor signed his book deal in 2013.

Amid Federal Corruption Probe, Andrew Cuomo Administration Purges State Government Emails

ibtimes.com — Earlier this month, New Yorkers watched an inferno tear through a warehouse full of old government records from the bygone paper era. Many probably felt relief in thinking that such records are now often digitized and therefore not at risk of being accidentally incinerated. Yet as Gov.

Cuomo: 'No Idea' Bill He Signed Benefited Rupert Murdoch

ibtimes.com — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he knew nothing about a bill he signed -- a bill that News Corp. lobbied on before the company gave Cuomo a lucrative book contract. Cuomo was asked about the bill at an Albany press conference Wednesday after International Business Times reported that he backed initiatives helping News Corp.

Before Book Deal, Andrew Cuomo Backed Bills That Helped News Corporation

ibtimes.com — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to portray himself as a crusader against corruption in Albany, the state's capital, taking a hardline position against allowing state lawmakers to collect outside income that may be connected to pending legislation.

Chris Christie: Court Overturns New Jersey Governor's Pension Cuts

ibtimes.com — A Republican-appointed judge on Monday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie's $1.6 billion cut to state pension payments violated the pension law that the governor himself signed in 2011. The ruling, which comes one day before Christie is set to announce his 2015 budget, says the state must make the full payment, and it also ordered the state to reimburse public employee unions for the cost of bringing the suit.

Port Authority Blocks Release Of Any Correspondence With Chris Christie About Jerry Jones Deal

ibtimes.com — After New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently accepted free football tickets and travel from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, two key questions emerged at the center of the controversy: Did the gifts have anything to do with Christie's appointees to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey giving Jones' firm a contract to manage operations at the new One World Trade Center in New York City?
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Feb 28, 2015

Nomination for best sign in a restaurant/ping pong joint: pic.twitter.com/RULaEBmp9q

Feb 28, 2015

BREAKING: Exxon lawfirm that got Exxon a reduced settlement from @GovChristie's AG has been employed by Christie's AG m.ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Feb 28, 2015

NEWS: Christie slipped language into law letting him move Exxon settlement cash out of cleanup & into corp subsidies m.ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Feb 28, 2015

ICYMI: Gov. Cuomo backed bills that helped NewsCorp just before NewsCorp gave him $700K book deal ibtimes.com/book-deal-andr…

Feb 28, 2015

Truly superb reporting and writing in this NYT piece on the new slavery museum in Louisiana. A must-read: mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/mag…

Feb 28, 2015

REVEALED: Christie passed stealth law letting him move Exxon settlement cash out of NJ cleanup & into corp subsidies m.ibtimes.com/chris-christie…

Feb 28, 2015

Oh look - NYT added this to its Exxon story after @IBTimes report on RGA money. Orig story: ibtimes.com/chris-christie… pic.twitter.com/p81KuRSpBw

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