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Comptroller

Governor Paterson's Administration Says Rising Deficit In Sight

Governor Paterson’s budget office says the state is on course for an estimated $315 million deficit in the current fiscal year. 







The Budget Division’s mid-year financial plan update released yesterday blamed the anticipated deficit on the continued sluggish economy.

Audit Finds New Jersey Turnpike Authority Gave Excessive Perks to Employees

Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.

The Comptroller's Office audit released Tuesday says taxpayers also picked up the tab for free E-ZPass transponders, scholarships for workers' kids, an employee bowling league and more.