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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Morning Digest: July 25th

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NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

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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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