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State Senators Sam Thompson (R-12) and Ron Rice (D-28) have launched a bipartisan initiative calling for the "New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation" to open a full inquiry into government abuses of power and cover-ups in the City of Newark under former mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
Every year, taxpayers send more than $100 million in state aid, in addition to federal tax dollars, to the City of Newark to help their struggling community. But we've recently learned through a state report of payroll abuses, unauthorized checks out of public coffers and no bid contracts to family members.
The Select Committee on Investigation is empowered to investigate any matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power.
By signing this petition, I agree that legislators in Trenton who sit on the Select Committee should investigate such abuses in Newark.