(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement on Thursday after Gov. Chris Christie halted construction on the new Hudson River commuter rail tunnel:
“Gov. Christie has just damaged New Jersey’s economic future and job market in untold ways. The adverse ramifications of this inexplicable decision will reverberate for years to come.
“One thing’s for sure – with the governor leaving $3 billion in federal aid on the table, I never want to hear him say New Jersey isn’t getting its fair share from the federal government.
“It took 30 years to get to this point with this project. It took the governor 30 days to destroy it.
“This decision makes the $400 million Race to the Top debacle look like loose change.
“Real leaders find solutions to tough problems. Gov. Christie, on other hand, prefers an approach that leaves New Jersey’s economic future in tatters.”