12 May: Turner/Rice Bill To Approve SCC Review CommissionReceives Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Shirley K. Turner and Ronald L. Rice which would establish the “School Construction Review Commission” to investigate the spending practices of the School Construction Corporation (SCC), was approved by the full Senate today.

“We need to root out and eliminate waste and fraud in every State department and agency,” said Senator Turner, D- Mercer and Chair of the Senate Education Committee. “The SCC tells us that they are running out money far before fulfilling their school construction mandate – we need to know what went wrong. When the people of New Jersey’s pay $8.6 billion for new schools, they should expect to get their money’s worth.”