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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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 30th

Dems fail to pry sufficient number from abstemious GOP caucus to pass debt report bill TRENTON - The Assembly this afternoon could not summon the necessary votes to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of A961, as Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) prevented Democrats - some of them outraged...

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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"When you're asked to cast a vote on a bill and it seems innocuous, and it's got a hidden land mine that perhaps only an expert would see, it would sort of behoove those experts to tell us in advance rather than make us look, shall we say, a little bit indecisive later on." - Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25).

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