Distressed cities

Karrow Asks If Scandal Will Finally Prod Corzine to Account for 'Special Municipal Aid'

In the wake of the abrupt resignation of Community Affairs Commissioner Joe Doria, Senator Marcia Karrow, R-Warren/Hunterdon, urged Governor Jon Corzine to immediately freeze accounts that hold money earmarked for "Special Municipal Aid," also known as "Distressed Cities" aid.

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Karrow: Corzine Finance Board Rubber Stamps More 'Distressed City' Aid

The governor's local finance board has approved more than $101 million in aid to five cities over the last few weeks without imposing one meaningful restriction on spending. It's time to put fair and rational limits on Special Municipal Aid.

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Karrow and Oroho: 'Special' Aid Still Flows Freely to Privileged Few as Corzine Demands Middle Class Sacrifice

Senators Steven Oroho and Marcia Karrow, Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, expressed dismay that Governor Jon Corzine's Local Finance Board decided to award $5 million to Jersey City this morning under the "Special Municipal Aid" program.

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Oroho and Karrow: Corzine Furloughs Some, Pampers Others

Senators Steven Oroho and Marcia Karrow expressed disbelief and frustration with the Corzine administration for its decision today to grant more than $80 million in so-called "Special Municipal Aid" to three cities that have no stated plans to make sacrifices next year that many other communities are being forced to make during this recession.

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BECK, O’SCANLON, CASAGRANDE ON AUDITORS REPORT ON “DISTRESSED CITIES” AID: WE TOLD YOU SO

12TH District Legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon said today that a report by a state auditor outlining numerous failures to comply with state statutes governing the program confirm exactly what they’ve been saying for months.

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The Back Room

Names on the LD7 GOP bench

In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 29th

  Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...

Op-Ed

The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >

Contributors

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