Friday, February 16, 2007
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's CHRIS CHRISTIE!!!
From an editorial in today's Press of Atlantic City:
"The U.S. Attorney for the state of New Jersey, Christopher Christie, has finally served a subpoena on the state Office of Legislative Services, seeking memos, e-mails and other communications with lawmakers involving the “Christmas tree” items that are tacked on to the budget every year."
"This last-minute spending, which invariably goes mostly to districts controlled by the party in power, involves hundreds of millions of dollars. Christie apparently wants to know whether some officials steer some of that money to organizations that benefit the lawmakers or their families. (Naaah ... in New Jersey?)"
"But OLS, which serves as the Legislature's nonpartisan legal counsel and research arm, is fighting the subpoena. The agency, which is supervised by 16 lawmakers serving on the Legislative Services Commission, has refused to comply with the subpoena and, according to The Star-Ledger, has even hired an outside attorney to make its case at $275 an hour."
To read the full editorial, click here.