At town hall, Christie reiterates problems of ‘shadow government,’ and need for schools reform

JACKSON – At a packed town hall meeting here Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie talked about the need for capping superintendent salaries, the importance of school choice, and said that 23 charter schools were approved in January.

Christie also reiterated his attacks on what he calls the state’s “shadow government,’’ agencies such as the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission.

“This was a place where, if  you were a commissioner, you could hire a relative,” Christie told the audience here. “They had a list called ‘commissioner’s rounds.’”

“One relative had his wife and son on the payroll – six-figure salaries,” Christie said. “In two weeks we got rid of 100 employees,” saving the taxpayers  $10 million in salaries and benefits.

He said some people there were running boat regattas on the Passaic River.

 

At town hall, Christie reiterates problems of ‘shadow government,’ and need for schools reform