Corzine is above the law

The Star Ledger Editorial Board has a dead-nuts-on critique of Corzine’s plan to blatantly violate state law:

When can laws be ignored? Apparently when the governor and state treasurer say so.

State treasurer David Rousseau (says). “We’ll be setting aside those laws,” he said. “. . . Why should (these programs) be held at a higher standard just because some Legislature in the past put a law in that says (funding) can’t go below this amount of money?”

The fact is, if the money earmarked for the arts falls below a predetermined limit, then the hotel/motel room tax MUST be rescinded. Corzine’s plan, while also be short-sighted, shows his utter contempt for the arts and tourism, and the large amounts of revenue that both generate for the state.


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