Former Gov. Jim McGreevey has begun taking his state pension with a little help from Hudson County taxpayers, who will pay for his lifetime health benefits thanks to his recent four-month stint as a county attorney. The decision to allow McGreevey to work for the county for four months and then retire with lifetime benefits has… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Jim McGreevey, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, Pensions | Tags: Hudson County, Jim McGreevey, NJ Pension Crisis, Pension and benefits abuse | 1 Comment »
Stonger Than The Scorn
Former Governor Jim McGreevey is back in government service, according to a report in The Jersey Journal.
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop appointed McGreevey to the position of Executive Director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Commission. The commission is apparently a new venture of Fulop’s who made job creation and the establishment of a re-entry program for ex-offenders a major plank of his recent election campaign. There is no information about the commission on the city’s website.
Fulop’s spokesperson, Jennifer Morrill, did not know what McGreevey’s salary will be when we asked her. She promised to get back to us with that information and whether or not the job is pensionable.
UPDATED: Morrill said that McGreevey’s salary is $110,000. The commission is an independent authority, which is why there is no information about it on Jersey City’s website.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Jim McGreevey | Tags: Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Jennifer Morrill, Jersey City, Jim McGreevey, Mark Sanford, Steve Fulop, Stronger Than The Scorn | 2 Comments »
State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) wants former Acting Governor Dick Codey to stop Starship Christie from conquering the dark side of Trenton this November.
Lesniak said on facebook:
Codey for Governor? Christie’s style has vaulted his popularity, but Codey has style also. Christie’s feisty style has overshadowed his support for Romney and his policies that would cut taxes on the wealthy while putting added burdens on everyone else. Honk if you like Codey for Governor. Now that Corey Booker has chosen not to run, Codey is our Obi Wan Kenobi.
Codey, a senator representing parts of Morris and Essex Counties served as governor after Jim McGreevey resigned in 2004.
Codey has yet to declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to challenge Christie. Recent media reports say that Codey is weighing his options and is 50-50 about running. State Senator Barbara Buono (Middlesex) is the only announced Democratic candidate so far.
In addition to Codey, Senate President Steve Sweeney(Gloucester) is considering a run. Our friends at SaveJersey.com report that an unknown organization is conducting a push poll for Sweeney in South Jersey.Posted: January 6th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Barbara Buono, Chris Christie, Jim McGreevey, Richard Codey, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Chris Christie, Cody Wan Kenobi, Dick Codey, Jim McGreevey, Obi Wan Kenobi, Ray Lesniak, Richard Codey, Steve Sweeney | 3 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Machiavellian gay American Jim McGreevey’s bid to become an Episcopal priest has been rejected by the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, according to a report in the New York Post.
The former governor was not rejected because of his sexuality, but because he’s “a jackass,” according to a source quoted by the Post. Church leaders sited McGreevey’s bitter divorce and their concerns that he might be using the Church to recover his public image as reasons for his rejection. McGreevey can try for the priesthood again after more study and charitable work.
Maybe McGreevey would fare better in his vocation if he joined the faculty of a college affiliated with the Episcopal Church, like Bard College. Bard is a 2 1/2 hour drive from McGreevey’s Plainfield home and they have a High School Early College Program in New York City. If they would have him, it would be doable. But how would he continue to accumulate his state pension credits?Posted: April 26th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jim McGreevey, Pensions | Tags: Episcopal Church, Jim McGreevey, Pension System | 3 Comments »