Corzine’s Curious Notion Of Essential and Non-Essential State Services
Meanwhile, several state departments and services most folks would consider non-essential will remain up and running. For example, Corzine created a new Office of the Public Advocate this year and obviously the citizens of New Jersey had managed quite well without it. However, Corzine has apparently deemed staffing of this department essential during the government shutdown.
The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority will be staffed during the shut down with a list of personnel as long as your arm. The Motor Vehicle Commission has closed its doors and has a skeleton staff on duty.
As time goes by perhaps the Governor’s priorities will change, but it is curious money making services have been shut down and some money eating services keep right on spending.