New Jersey Democrats are criticizing Governor Chris Christie for awarding Florida contractor AshBritt with a $100 million no-bid contract for removing debris from the Jersey Shore. The governor awarded the contract the day after Sandy hit.
“AshBritt is not good for New Jersey. . . It brings people to New Jersey. We have plenty of people out of work and we should put them to work first,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said on the Senate floor.
According to filings with the IRS, since 2011 AshBritt has contributed $136,224 to the Republican Governors Association and $150,000 to the Democratic Governors Association. New Jersey’s Christie has served as vice chairman of the Republican Governor Association and is set to lead the association again next year if re-elected this November. (via NJ.com/Jarrett Renshaw/Statehouse Bureau) Read More