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The Norcross Connections

How a powerful South Jersey political boss and his NJ politics 1 associates influenced legislation and reaped the rewards.


By Nancy Solomon and Jeff Pillets

May 3, 2019

New Jersey’s main economic development program has come under fire for giving away billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations with little evidence of substantial job creation for the state. In part two of our series “The Real Bosses of New Jersey,” produced in partnership with ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, we look at how a powerful Democratic Party boss, George Norcross, championed the legislation that brought development to his beloved home town — and benefits for him.

Click on the player above for the story from WNYC’s Nancy Solomon. See the full report here. And check out the chart HERE to see the how the tax breaks were distributed around the Norcross network.



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published | May 10, 2019