Governor Christie Rescinds Executive Order, Recognizes Abuse of Power

Promoted by Jason: Executive Order 20 rescinds Executive Order 12.  Here is the story as well. It looks from the order like the Governors office is trying to spin it as the work of the task force was completed, so we’ll have to see what happens next.

Earlier today, we had posted about the current state of the fight over housing policy in New Jersey. We mentioned that oral argument was scheduled for Monday morning in Newark about the legality of Gov. Christie’s Executive Order shutting down the Council on Affordable Housing. We just received word that Gov. Christie has, at the last possible moment, issued a new Executive Order rescinding the Executive Order, representing the first time that the Christie Administration has admitted that its grand expansion of executive power has gone too far.

The court has canceled the hearing on Monday pending filing by the Attorney General of a further motion explaining the Governor’s new position.

We will keep you posted as this story develops. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Comments (3)

  1. laur

    that someone got to the Governor and told him that maybe he couldn’t blame actions undertaken under HIS Executive Orders on those pesky State Senate Democrats?

    He surely didn’t think of this all by himself.

  2. parnell44

    After having a judicial hold put on his Executive Order, Christie has probably been advised that he faces losing permanently in court, opening the door to challenging other Executive Orders.  

    I’m sure there will be some arcane legal mumbo-jumbo given by the state’s attorney; but Fair Share Housing Center should continue to press its case.


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