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(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) and Assembly members Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) to ensure the transparent and efficient administration of Hurricane Sandy recovery funding received final legislative approval Tuesday and now heads to the governor's desk.
"Rebuilding what Sandy destroyed will be a major undertaking. A project of this multitude and the bulk of funding involved demands transparency. We owe it to the communities affected to ensure that the funds slated for New Jersey to assist in the rebuilding will be spent wisely," said Oliver.
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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile
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