Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-Essex)

21 Sep: Rice Introduces Resolution Urging Governor To Request Performance Audit Of Newark

TRENTON – Citing ongoing economic problems and a lack of official state oversight and follow-up, Senator Ronald L. Rice has introduced a Senate Resolution urging Governor Christie to request that the State Comptroller conduct a performance audit of the City of Newark, and failing that, that the State Auditor undertake an audit within 30 days after Senate approval of the resolution.

“For years, I’ve been urging the State to take a look at the operations of Newark city government, and make sure that the substantial investment made by the State of New Jersey was being spent effectively and efficiently for the people of the city,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “Under Governor Corzine, DCA (the Department of Community Affairs) conducted an audit which revealed serious issues and improprieties, but to date, there has been no follow-up to make sure those issues have been addressed. I urge Governor Christie to stand by his own call for transparency and oversight of local spending and support a complete performance audit of Newark.”