New York Post Searing Editorial Regarding the Hostitly Between the Political Boss and the NJ Governor
The gov vs. the boss: We’re rooting for Murphy in his showdown with Norcross
(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 26,2019)--The New York Post wrote an editorial today, May 26, about the feud between New Jersey Political Boss George Norcross and the state's governor, Phil Murphy. The fight is over the $11 billion given to the City of Camden City in the form of tax incentives. The monies were to be used to create jobs. The Post urges Murphy to continue his investigation and if Norcross doesn't like it he can go suck an egg!
Let us introduce you to a more influential Jersey boss than The Boss himself: George Norcross is South Jersey, controlling just about everything in and out of sight. One of his brothers is a congressman; another is managing partner at a big law firm. A solid block of loyal state senators are always ready to bend the family’s way.
Phil Murphy is the elected governor of New Jersey and he’s asking crucial questions about who got what in tax breaks from the state Economic Development Authority.
Norcross doesn’t like it one bit, but he can go suck an egg because the people’s money demands an honest accounting.
At issue is $11 billion in handouts that the state EDA gave away over the past dozen years, supposedly for job creation. Murphy created a task force to examine the programs. The press, notably WNYC with ProPublica, has also been rooting around.
There are worms under almost every rock. Again and again, laws got written delivering big breaks to pieces of the Norcross empire. Again and again, EDA benefits disproportionately wound up with Norcross and his many associates in around his Camden home base.
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published gloucestercitynews.net | May 26, 2019