SPEAKER OLIVER CALLS ON GOVERNOR TO MOVE QUICKLY TO SEEK FEDERAL HELP FOR STORM CLEANUP

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) on Monday released the following statement:

“The massive snowstorm that hit our state hard over the weekend has left people still in shelters and, as of this morning, 40,000 customers still without power.

“Other states are already moving to get federal financial help, and New Jersey should get in line for its fair share. The sooner we begin to make our case, the better we can emphasize the need to help our residents.

“It’s plainly obvious that southern New Jersey qualifies for federal cleanup and recovery help. We already know that this has cost a lot of money that our taxpayers cannot afford, so I ask Gov. Christie to start moving on seeking this federal assistance.

“This historic storm hit states across the country, and while this federal assistance is available, it isn’t finite and another storm looms for mid-week. We should get in line for this help now.”

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