Gov. Christie Vetoes Higher Ed Agency’s Minutes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has used his veto power to once again block a decision made by a state authority.

In vetoing the Sept. 8 meeting minutes of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, Christie cited its failure to seek bids or proposals from other firms before hiring the Hackensack-based law firm of Pashman Stein to conduct an operations review.

The review came about after the state Inspector General’s office released an audit in May that found the authority to be in management “disarray.” The agency oversees more than $1 billion in financial aid to the state’s college students.

The veto announced Friday night was Christie’s 15th involving various state authorities and commissions since taking office in January.

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  • ed

    NJ in the incredible mess of things!! Huge and useless Bureaucracy, corrupt Government officials and Unions, lame and idiotic management of State programs, HUGE TAXES, etc, etc, etc. I wonder, how long this State will stay afloat, as nobody seems to care about it’s wellbeing anymore.

  • Ken

    I’m sorry, I didn’t get the name of the Public School our Governor sends his KIDS to ???

  • Ken

    I’m sorry, I didn’t get the name of the public School our Governor sends his school to ??

  • Kevin

    It’s easy to beat up the Teachers and cut the school budget when it has no effect on his KIDS

  • Lisa from NJ

    NJ should be thanking our lucky stars for this governor. We would have been bankrupt by now – it’s not an easy job – but he is doing what is best for our state – and our children. Our taxes pay for all of this abuse of power. Bd of Ed needs to be accountable. This has been an open trough for too long – which is directly syphened from our own wallets.

  • mollyd

    Our esteemed guv sends his kids to a private Catholic school…….what do people expect? He’s going to gut the public schools and the funding etc for all of our kids every chance he can. He’s wealthy, so he cares not about the rest of us.

  • Desdemona

    The Education Department should be prepared for the same oversight and rules as the Department of Defense and State Department. When you want the budgetary authority and the power to execute change prepare for rules of transparency, fairnes and equitable billing.

  • Stubborn Man

    2011 new tax laws please see

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