Check Registry Update – December, 2018

Click here for a spreadsheet of payouts from 2004 sorted by recipient and date paid through December, 2018 as taken from Union County Check Registry data. Some of the familiar names are in additional worksheets in the file. Among them:

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Employee List Cofidential

Looking over the most recent list of county employees you notice that some, when asked for their job title, respond:

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Here they are:

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Employee List

The latest list of county employees with salaries is out and it shows:

  • 2,494 names
  • $165,548,315 in total annual salaries
  • 394 making over $100,000

Here are the highest paid:

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Ethically Challenged in NJ

You may be surprised to know that New Jersey has a Local Government Ethics Law. You may not be surprised that it is of little practical use as a deterrent for unethical behavior. Though it requires Financial Disclosure Statements when even the most obvious instances of malfeasance are uncovered it becomes more of an opportunity for soaking taxpayers and rewarding political insiders than punishing the guilty. For example, no matter how unethically you behave, there is this limit on penalties:

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Can Run Elections But Can’t Be Elected

Not because he can’t win (he did) but because he can’t serve on account of an “unspecified criminal offense”.

According to a story in the Union New Daily:

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R.I.P. Summit Council President

Summit at one time sent many of their elected representatives to freeholder meetings seeking lower taxes. Sadly one of those representatives passed away.

In remembrance:

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UCCF 12/13/18: We Are One Fishing For Democrat Voters

It started in 2014 and is continuing:

2018-1059: Authorizing the County Manager to enter into an agreement with We Are One New Jersey Inc., Trenton, NJ, to provide social and human services that educate, empower, and uplift families under the We Are One New Jersey Project, for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 in an amount not to exceed $245,000.