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Prieto Statement on Questions Surrounding Christie Administration Use of Sandy Relief Funding
(TRENTON) – New Jersey Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday amid reports by The Star-Ledger raising questions about the Christie administration’s use of Sandy relief funding:
"We already had questions about how Sandy relief money was being spent, and these findings raise those questions to a new level. This money is supposed to be spent properly to benefit New Jersey residents and communities devastated by Sandy, not become a feeding frenzy for lobbyists and an excuse to bypass regulations on business, the environment and pay-to-play..."
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