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NJ’s $100 Million Storm Debris-Removal Contract to be Reviewed

New Jersey’s most powerful elected Democrat has called for a state Senate panel to investigate a no-bid contract for debris cleanup awarded by the Christie administration after Superstorm Sandy.

Debris on Island Beach State Park
Debris on Island Beach State Park (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)

Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Monday asked the Judiciary Committee to examine the state’s $100 million contract with AshBritt Inc. of Florida.

Sweeney also called for tighter controls over interactions between lobbyists and local officials following a report in The Star-Ledger of Newark that AshBritt subcontracted with politically connected lobbyists to help it get additional debris-removal work from stricken municipalities.

Gov. Chris Christie encouraged towns to contract with AshBritt as well, and 43 ultimately signed on.

The legislative committee will look at the firm’s rates and why business and environmental regulations needed to be waived.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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