Is the Statehouse renovation all about lining someone’s pockets?
The fight is underway. On Monday three state senators from both sides of the political aisle filed suit to stop the State House renovation project.
The project championed by Governor Christie took a legislative approved $38 million project and ballooned it into a $300 million project. The cost of the borrowing could exceed $750 million according to reports and the law suit. I challenged the rest of the field of candidates for NJ Governor to step up and stand with the taxpayers.
Only Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli stepped forward to be counted. We know that Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was one of the first candidates to step forward making opposition to the renovation project a main part of her campaign announcement. Will Democratic front-runner Phil Murphy have the courage and sense to push back on hundreds of millions in new borrowing and spending? Will he be complicit in the current governor's actions to circumvent the legislature and the people?
This may be one of the worst offenses from this governor yet. A project that increased by ten times the original amount with a $1 lease scheme from the NJ Economic Development Authority. What's worse is the partner in the firm that stands to make millions from this deal is former Christie appointed U.S. Senator Jeff Chiesa. Yup, same guy put in charge of AC under another million dollar Christie-championed project.
How much is too much? How many millions will be spent to line the pockets of Christie's elite-insiders? It's time to stop #CorruptChristie and end #Renogate. Thanks to the legislators who have stood up to be counted.
Where are the rest?
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