Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 5/17/2019

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Below is the Insider NJ Morning Intelligence Briefing for 5/17/2019:

 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: I’m not going away. They can’t shut me down in committee rooms. They had their night tonight.” – Senate President Sweeney after encountering protesters at his Path To Progress town hall event

 

TOP STORYCamden Rising – but No Norcross or Christie

 

 

Camden officials and business leaders – and two former Governors – gathered for a press conference yesterday to tout the impact of NJEDA’s tax incentive programs on the city. Former Governors Florio and Corzine were on hand, with Florio (a South Jersey native) calling for an end to the ‘whispering, rumors, and stories‘ about the program. Governors Christie and McGreevey didn’t attend, but offered statements of support for Camden’s progress.

 

Camden leaders offered their own recap of the event and its ten speakers, including a quote from LG Oliver’s January appearance on NJTV’s On The Record, where she said ‘tax incentives that went to Camden- you wouldn’t have seen those companies come there or stay there. Lockheed Martin, you wouldn’t have seen Subaru, you wouldn’t have seen Holtec come there, you wouldn’t have seen Connor Strong building a corporate headquarters there, the expansion of Rutgers’ (in the same interview, Oliver also said the task force wasn’t a salvo aimed at South Jersey, but the NJEDA itself).

 

Murphy and Norcross attorneys exchanged legal fire, according to NJ.com, as Connor Strong counsel William Tambussi sent litigation hold letters to the homes of the