Archive for Tag: Schools Development Authority

DeCroce, Dunn renew call for audit after Murphy adds millions to education spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen BettyLou DeCroce and Aura Dunn today renewed a call for an audit of all school funding in New Jersey in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to add $336 million more to K-12 school spending and $83 million more in pre-K dollars. The two Assemblywomen...

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Dunn questions Murphy EDA appointments

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn was disappointed after learning at least one of Gov. Phil Murphy’s picks to lead the Economic Development Authority is another Democratic political activist with ties to Lizette Delgado-Polanco. She questioned whether the new appointee is just another old political friend. “I was excited...

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Pay hikes for NJ Transit executives should raise alarm, says Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz fears that NJ Transit may be the new School Development Authority. A few days after two lengthy reviews of the hiring practices under former SDA Chief Executive Officer Lizette Delgado-Polanco, a New Jersey Globe story on Thursday evening detailed how politically connected hires...

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DeCroce, DePhillips call for moving SDA functions to Treasury Dept. in light of corruption report

TRENTON, N.J. – The Schools Development Authority has faced intense scrutiny for a plethora of patronage hires under the Murphy administration after it hired a Democratic Party leader to head the bureaucracy. “The SDA has been plagued by poor management for years, and it is too important for our...

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Move SDA to Treasury’s Division of Property Management and Construction says Republican lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – A new proposal by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce would eliminate the Schools Development Authority and transfer its responsibilities to the Department of Treasury’s Division of Property Management & Construction. “We have an existing branch of state government that can effectively perform the duties of the SDA with...

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DeCroce applauds AG’s investigation of SDA, demands information on law firm hired by the authority

Parsippany, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce applauded action by the state attorney general’s office to investigate the hiring practices and recent allegations of employee file tampering at the Schools Development Authority. DeCroce was among a group of legislators last week demanding an investigation following numerous reports of mismanagement under...

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Bipartisan bill would eliminate corrupt Schools Development Authority

TRENTON, N.J. – Under fire for its nepotistic hiring practices, the Schools Development Authority would be eliminated under a new bill sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips. The bill (A4908) would transfer the agency’s functions to the Economic Development Authority, which already provides the financing for school construction. “This latest...

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Republican lawmakers push for investigation of nepotistic hiring practices at Schools Development Authority

TRENTON, N.J. – A legislative panel charged with investigating the hiring practices of the Murphy administration is receiving pressure from Assemblywomen Nancy F. Munoz, Holly Schepisi and BettyLou DeCroce to investigate allegations on nepotism at the Schools Development Authority. In a letter to the chairwomen of the Select Oversight...

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