Gov. Christopher Christie signed an executive order today establishing strict limits on the hiring of lobbyists by independent authorities, commissions and boards. Christie’s order also reduces T&E expenses and reduces retirement packages.
“Business as usual at these authorities ends today,” said Governor Christie. “Unbridled rip-offs from ratepayers and taxpayers who fund these entities have been condoned and perpetuated by the political class for decades. Golden parachutes and unjustifiable entertainment and travel expenses have all been the norm. This executive order restores sanity and requires mandatory review and approval of all of these types of contracts and expenses.”