Pension Crisis

Court: New Jersey Must Allow Review of Pension-Scandal Files

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is in the hot seat in the potentially embarrassing case


TRENTON — New Jersey Watchdog has won another battle in its fight for public records detailing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's involvement in a pension scandal.

A state appellate judge denied a motion by the Attorney General seeking to stop the Government Records Council, another state agency, from reviewing Treasury files requested by the investigative news site.

As a result, Treasury officials must comply with a GRC order to turn over 26 documents for inspection. After review, the council will determine which documents, if any, should be released to New Jersey Watchdog under the Open Public Records Act.