Christie administration submits plan to offload NJN

Following up on the governor’s commitment to transform New Jersey Network (NJN) from public to private ownership, the Christie Administration today submitted a proposal to the Legislature to convert the news network from a government body to an independent entity, “either to a non-profit corporation or through a sale or transfer of assets to an existing public broadcasting entity.”
The legisature reduced NJN funding in the annual 2011 Appropriations Act signed by Christie on June 29, 2010.  
 
Given the fiscal challenges faced by the State, “every part of government was required to sacrifice, including spending reductions in every department.  Further, it was determined that the State of New Jersey would no longer be in the public television business, effective January 1, 2011,” according to the release issued by the governor’s press office.
Christie administration submits plan to offload NJN