The announcement that Gov. Jon Corzine’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Jeannine LaRue, will join Rutgers University as a government relations advisor has drawn criticism from Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, a Morris County Republican.
“Over the past several years, Rutgers has repeatedly come to the Legislature pleading poverty, complaining that spending cuts hurt students. Now, they spend $250,000 on what amounts to a lobbyist. That’s almost $100,000 more than the Governor’s authorized salary,” Carroll told PolitickerNJ.com. “Rutgers should spend more on its students and less – actually, none – lobbying the Legislature.”