Your Choice on Open Space, Not the Governor's

While I am disappointed that Governor Christie announced that he will be voting no on Question 2, which establishes a permanent source of funding for open space in New Jersey, ultimately it is you, the voters of New Jersey, who will get to decide.


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Aug. 29, 2014


McKeon: Christie’s Views on Open Space Will Have Little Bearing on Ballot Initiative


            (TRENTON) – Assembly Environment Committee Vice Chair John McKeon released the following statement Friday on the constitutional amendment he has sponsored that would create a dedicated stream of revenue to preserve open space throughout New Jersey, a measure Gov. Christie derided yesterday:

“At the end of the day, the governor’s views will have little bearing on this issue.  This is a bipartisan effort that will be decided by the people of New Jersey, a vast majority of whom have repeatedly supported open space funding efforts in the past.

“Rather than continuing to borrowing money, which proves costlier in the long run, creating a permanent stable source of funding for open space is a more economically-viable route to preserving our quality of life for many years to come. 

“As the most densely-populated state in the nation, preserving our existing open space is an absolute imperative and residents understand that,” said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris).