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By Tom Hester | February 7th, 2013 - 1:48pm
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Prieto: Time to Subpoena Treasurer

Treasurer Refuses to Appear at Assembly Budget Panel to Discuss Sandy Funding

(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Thursday after state Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff failed to appear before the Assembly Budget Committee to discuss Hurricane Sandy relief funding:

“The treasurer’s failure to appear today to discuss concerns about the administration’s usage of Sandy relief funding is an absolute insult to the people of New Jersey. The taxpayers deserve answers to the many questions about whether this money is being spent properly with firms such as AshBritt, but instead they get political gamesmanship. That is unacceptable.

“The treasurer is being disrespectful to this committee, but most concerning, he’s being disrespectful to the taxpayers who pay his salary and benefits and expect him to do his job and provide answers to basic questions.

“This is the fourth time in recent months that the treasurer has failed to appear before this committee to discuss important issues. My patience has evaporated..."

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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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