Ever wondering how the heck we as New Jerseyans got into this "handbasket?" Well one article has found the answer.

By: Spencer Platt Collection: Hulton Archive

Jim mentioned a great read that explains a lot about NJ's financial woes. The article is by Steven Malagna and entitled "The Mob That Whacked Jersey."

Malagna's article really gives an in-depth look at just how and why we got into this mess everyone is screaming about here in the Garden State.  Take a read by clicking the link above.