In September 2010, Governor Christie outlined a rigorous and far-reaching reform agenda to overhaul ethics laws in the state and provide the high standards of integrity the people of New Jersey deserve at all levels of government. Precisely 376 days have passed since those proposals were put forth, and the Legislature has failed to act on any part of that agenda, including what State Comptroller Matthew Boxer last week called the “fatal flaw” loopholes in current pay-to-play laws, dual office holding, legislative disclosure of conflicts of interest, the practice of “wheeling” in campaign financing, and pension collection from elected officials who abuse the public trust.

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