Newspaper Sues NJ For Access To Sandy Rebuilding Invoices

By Joshua Alston (July 12, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT) -- The owner of New Jersey's second-largest newspaper has sued the state and the office of Gov. Chris Christie, claiming Christie's administration is illegally withholding public records regarding controversial contracts awarded for Superstorm Sandy reconstruction.

North Jersey Media Group Inc., the owner of The Record, filed its suit July 3 seeking to gain access to invoices submitted to the state by Witt Group Holdings LLC, one of the companies contracted by Christie's administration to conduct post-Sandy reconstruction work, amid criticism that Christie awarded work to companies that donated to Republican groups backing his candidacy. NJMG said the state had to release the...

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