Corzine and Christie strike a deal

At least, that is the word from the Corzine camp. The governor says he and the governor-elect have agreed on how to handle appointments in the last two weeks of the governor’s term.

Here is part of what Corzine said in a statement:

The Governor-Elect and I concur that incoming and outgoing administrations should identify their priority appointments and come to an amicable and balanced agreement, and that’s exactly what we’ve done here. Today’s announcement embraces the principle that the current composition of certain policy-making boards and commissions should remain unchanged so that the incoming administration has the ability to consult with the Senate as to the qualifications of current holdover members and potential future appointees. Those boards and commissions include the Board of Public Utilities, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, New Jersey Transit, the Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield Board of Trustees, the State Investment Council, and the Council on Affordable Housing. With respect to the State Investment Council, where the terms of some members will soon expire and vacancies will result, the agreement includes a commitment to work together to quickly address those vacancies.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to Corzine and Christie strike a deal

  1. P says:

    So Corzine gets to give place holder jobs to his cronies so they can continue to get credit towards their state pensions, and Christie gets to hand out all the high-paying patronage jobs. Win-Win for them, at best, it’s a push for NJ. Christie should move to eliminate or trim most of these part-time positions, or at least make them pension ineligible. You get a per diem for time served, but no long term bonanza.

  2. jim says:

    I loved this well written article and great website. Very informative. Keep up the good work!

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