Report: Gov. Christie Orders Review Of State Purchasing Laws, Public Contracting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP)Gov. Chris Christie has ordered a complete review of state purchasing laws and the public contracting processes.

The move comes after a recent published report showed one in five multimillion dollar purchases made by governments in New Jersey broke the law.

Christie told The Record that he intends to simplify the rules, leaving less room for errors and therefore less cover for violations. The governor has told the state treasurer to review how the state buys goods and services so officials can find ways to eliminate accidental errors and prevent bid-rigging.

The Record and the Herald News newspapers reported last month that previously confidential figures from the state Comptroller’s Office showed errors and illegal provisions in one out of every five contracts worth $2 million or more.

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  • Christie: the Governor that ate NJ

    “Christie told The Record that he intends to simplify the rules, leaving less room for errors. ”

    This is the same guy who lost $500 million in Education funding for NJ by doing it himself and making an error…then, in true Repugnant fashion, blamed others for his ineptitude.

  • Ken

    Do as I say NOT as I do, this guy is such a bag of wind.

  • Gerry Attrick

    Gov. Christie’s attention was drawn to this topic after he received a shipment that substituted ‘Ho-Ho’s and ‘Ding-Dong’s’ in place of his usual weekly truckload shipment of ‘Yodels’ and ‘Ring Dings’. The outraged, morbidly obese Governor bellowed, “Me need name brand snacks in massive quantities so me can maintain my massive figure…”

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