The NJ Watchdog uncovers another reason why our fourth liberty principle needs to be implemented:
“?Post all state, county, local, and public school salaries and contracts on the internet.”
Meet New Jersey?s ?disabled? double-dippers. They get two sets of checks from the state ? one for working and another because they cannot work:
- As a?lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie, Adam Heck?collects a?$110,000 state salary???plus an additional?$44,000 a year in police pension pay?for being??totally and permanently disabled? in the eyes of New Jersey.
- Scott?Jenkins gets $186,000 a year from the state ??$93,000 in police disability?pay?and?another $93,000 in salary?as a chief investigator in the Division of Consumer Affairs.
- Michael?Fantini?retired on disability?as a State Police trooper. Two years later,?he was?rehired by the State Police?? apparently able to work ? but the?pension checks never stopped. While receiving a full-time salary for the?past 14 years, Fantini has also pocketed $750,000 in disability?pay.
A New Jersey Watchdog investigation found?18 state employees who?double-dip $2.2 million a year?? $1 million in tax-free accidental disability pay plus $1.2 million in salaries.
(Shout-out to Nate for sharing this post.)