NJ Assembly Panel Clears Measure Giving It Subpoena Power

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 6:01 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Assembly’s Budget Committee on Wednesday passed a resolution that would grant it subpoena power over state employees, a move designed to give the state’s Democratic lawmakers more power to probe fiscal decisions made by Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his administration.

Resolution AR-151 was advanced by a 6-4 party-line vote that favored the committee’s Democratic majority. It would authorize the Budget Committee to use subpoenas to compel state employees and members of Christie’s administration to testify on matters such as state revenue collections,...
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