Calls on Assembly Members to stand together in the Face of Christie’s Blatant Disrespect to Separate Branch of Government
Assemblyman John F. McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) issued the following statement on Atlantic City today:
“Gov. Christie’s comment that he is “not going to negotiate with two sets of Democrats” displays a complete and utter lack of respect for the General Assembly as an independent, autonomous branch of government.
“Every member of the Assembly should stand behind Speaker Prieto to send a message to the Governor that we will not be marginalized because he cannot be bothered to come to the table like an adult and sit down to forge a compromise.
“The governor’s intransigence ignores the fact that the PILOT bill, alone, would give Atlantic City more than adequate resources to continue to allow Mayor Guardian to do the job he needs to do.
“This ‘my way or the highway’ approach to government has gotten us nowhere. That’s why there’s never been a greater time for members of the Assembly to stand as one.”