Senators Phil Haines and Chris Connors, Republican members of the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee, said they are pleased that Joseph Doria Jr., Commissioner of Community Affairs, and Lucy Vandenberg, Executive Director of the Council on Affordable Housing, are scheduled to come before the committee on Monday. The two senators hope to get answers to many questions, including:
As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, State Senator Jennifer Beck released the following statement in response to a Mercer County judge’s refusal to allow a second jury trial to hear the case of a state employee who blew the whistle on gross mismanagement of the public’s money at the Board of Public Utilities:
Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that New Jersey’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is higher than New York’s unemployment rate:
Saturday January 24th, at 11 am at the Colts Neck Library, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), in conjunction with 12th District Legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande will host a final forum, to enable local agencies added input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement released by the Navy, November 28, 2008.
Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset) called on Trenton Democrats to relieve New Jersey’s municipalities of their onerous subsidized housing mandates in light of the State’s unemployment rate, which has soared to its highest rate in 15 years.
Senator Kevin O’Toole, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the unemployment figures released by the Corzine Administration:
Senator Anthony Bucco, senior Republican on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, has been selected Republican Budget Officer.
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement regarding news that New Jersey’s unemployment rate has surged to 7.1 percent.
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement after the swearing in of Barack Obama as the nation’s 44th President:
“President Obama today issued a firm warning that Americans are united against terrorists and any nation that would threaten or attack our democracy. I stand with our new president in his commitment to keeping our nation safe.
“It was also heartening to hear President Obama state that he will embrace what’s working in our federal government and eliminate what doesn’t. Such a common-sense strategy is refreshing, particularly to the hard-pressed taxpayers of New Jersey.”
Bucco on Corzine’s Pending Wall Street Debt Issuance: Investments With Bernie Madoff Are Better Deals
Governor Corzine’s administration is planning to borrow $175 million later this month. The borrowing was not approved by voters. No spending cuts or revenue streams have been identified to make payments. And in an interesting twist, in a “disclosure” document provided to bond buyers, the estimated “debt service schedule” is left blank. (See attached.)