14 May: Madden Bill To Allow Taxpayers To Reclaim Lost Funds Advances In Assembly

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Fred H. Madden which would impose civil damages on corrupt public officials was unanimously approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

“New Jersey’s citizens are fed up with the level of corruption in their government,” said Senator Madden, D-Gloucester and Camden. “They read newspaper story upon newspaper story about how public officials are making a mockery of their office, and abusing the public trust. We need tougher penalties, including the ability to seek lost tax dollars, whenever a public official crosses the line.”