on this out of control spending on school construction back in November. We are glad to see Doug Forrester
calling for an immediate investigation of the New Jersey SCC.
Doug Forrester says, "one has to seriously wonder why the School Construction Corporation (SCC), pays as much as 84% more than what local districts pay for school construction. “The SCC was supposed to provide students with school buildings conducive to learning, but instead it is lining the pockets of politically connected vendors and government bureaucrats.”
Forrester called for an immediate investigation by U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, for the dissolution of the SCC and the resignation of SCC Chairman Jack Kocsis. Attorney General Peter Harvey sits on the SCC board, and therefore, cannot objectively investigate waste, fraud and abuse at the SCC.
“The SCC has blown through nearly $8.6 billion and hasn’t even come close to finishing the schools for our children,” said Forrester. “This is why New Jersey needs an independently elected auditor general to root out the fraud and abuse that is wasting hundreds of millions of New Jersey families’ hard-earned dollars every year.”