GREENWALD: NJN PLAN REQUIRES STUDY OF FINANCIAL DETAILS & PUBLIC DEBATE

(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden), who served on the Legislative Task Force on Public Broadcasting, released the following statement Monday on the governor’s plan for the future of the New Jersey Network:

“My main goal throughout this process has been to continue New Jersey-centric programming through any restructuring, including nightly news and programs that represent the cultural diversity of New Jersey, while ensuring a smooth transition to an entity reliant on private funding.
“Ensuring employees received equitable and fair consideration was also vital, and I’m not convinced that’s happening under this proposal.
“We need to take a deeper look at the financial details, especially at the large fund-raising needs, and give this plan a public airing to ensure it does the right thing for taxpayers and workers.
“That will be the goal of Thursday’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing.”