One Year Of Blogging
A state Constitutional Convention is still in the news despite the work of the governor appointed task force. We thought it was a bad idea then and we still think it’s a bad idea. Jon Corzine hopes to revive the scheme. Inequitable state funding to public schools continues to be the elephant in the middle of the room.
Property tax reform never happened and the state’s culture of corruption raged on through out the year. The Schools Construction Corp had blown through the $8.6 billion in the trust fund. Yes, the leaders in Trenton knew about the problem a full year ago.
Acting Governor Codey had created an Inspector General position to ferret out fraud and wasteful spending at all levels of government. Today New Jersey‘s budget is $5 billion in the red and long-term debt has ballooned to $28.9 billion. Jon Corzine was the automatic front runner for governor and now he’s Governor–elect.
Our first link from another blog came in a post by Roberto of DynamoBuzz on February 3. Of Enlighten-NewJersey he wrote – “It appears to be written by someone from the NJ state republican party.” As far as we can tell this remains the consensus of opinion in the blogosphere. Wrong, but we’ve had worse things written about us in the past twelve months.
So, one year later and nothing’s changed. Or as a professor we once had used to say – “It’s all the same but different.” He was right.