Category: State News

Sloppy Sandy spending cited by federal government

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration failed to properly account for $43.1 million in housing funds spent after Hurricane Sandy, according to the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The independent federal audit said state officials failed to ensure that…

Lesniak opposed to Christie gas tax

Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) called a gas tax compromise worked out among Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) a “tax cut for the wealthiest N.J. residents.” Democratic lawmakers worked out the deal with the Republican governor to a…