NJ’s Pork Panel is ‘wrong and unconstitutional’
The "pork panel." Four people to decide how to prioritize and where to spend $400 million in budget transportation project funding.
They'll also have the power to prioritize billions in borrowed money guaranteed by the gas tax revenue. Senator Jennifer Beck and her Democratic colleague Senator Ray Lesniak are heading up the opposition. First taking up the fight under the Golden Dome...yup #Renogate, then to court if necessary.
I spoke to both Senator Beck and Senator Lesniak this morning before the vote. Both senators agree that this is absolutely baffling that we would have a panel that would be able to control the direction of NJ's transportation projects and we would have zero say in it. Senator Beck even went as far as to call it "wrong and unconstitutional."
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