Senator Sweeney Comments On Green Acres Bond Initiative

PRINCETON – A measure sponsored by Senator Steve Sweeney which appropriates $200 million in bond funding from the State to cover the cost of acquiring and developing land for farmland and historic preservation projects throughout New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Jon Corzine.

“As New Jersey’s population continues to grow, so will the amount of space needed to house all of its residents,” said Senator Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem. “This funding will allow towns around the State to conserve necessary open space and historic properties so that future generations will be have access to some of the State’s most valuable resources. While development is absolutely necessary, it cannot consume all of the State’s open space.”

Senator Sweeney’s comments at today’s Green Acres Bond Initiative bill signing. OC – “…State of New Jersey. Thank you.” Senator Sweeney’s comments at today’s Green Acres Bond Initiative bill signing. OC – “…State of New Jersey. Thank you.” (1:22)