TRENTON – Senator Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, issued the following statement regarding Governor Codey’s State of the State Address today:
“As Chairman of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, I’d like to thank Governor Codey for his leadership over the last 14 months. It has not been easy but I appreciate Governor Codey’s support on the important issues such as: the AIDS Drug Distribution Program funding, rental assistance funding and the creation of the Gangland Security Task Force.
“During Governor Codey’s term, New Jersey has made great strides in improving the quality of life for its residents, but there is still more work to be done. I look forward to speaking and working with Governor-Elect Jon Corzine to address unfinished business. I hope that the elected officials of this State will continue to work together to help those who are most in need- women and minorities, small business owners, senior citizens and the disabled.”