Judiciary Committee approves Sweeney brother

Worth listening to on JudiciaryRadio is the confirmation hearing of Charles Fentress to another term as a Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority. Fentress seemed to struggle a bit when asked some basic questions about the authority he's served on for the last four years, and surprised some when he said that he opposed the DRPA dredging plans.

Also note the testimony of Martha Wilson, who has also been nominated as a DRPA Commissioner. A member of the Camden Board of Education, some Senators pressed her on her vote to offer a contract to a Superintendent of Schools without knowing the amount of the offer.

The Fentress and Wilson nominations are further evidence that the Senate Judiciary Committee is no longer a rubber stamp for gubernatorial nominations. The committee, lacking the votes to approve her, held her nomination.

The Judiciary Committee also voted to recommend the appointment of Richard Sweeney, the brother of Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney (and also an ironworker union official) as a DRPA Commissioner.

 

Judiciary Committee approves Sweeney brother