A PolitickerNJ.com report last month that Scott Weiner was retiring as head of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority was incorrect, and with apologies to our readers, this website offers a correction: while Weiner said that he was leaving because he thought it was time for the embattled school construction agency to hire a CEO who would commit to long term service, he was effectively fired. Gov. Jon Corzine, according to sources familiar with the events, asked Weiner to leave. The former Commissioner of Environemental Protection was allowed to issue a public statement giving the impression that his departure was on good terms.
Other news organizations also reported that Weiner’s decision to leave his post was his own.