NJ Biz Barred From State Contracts Over Political Donation

Law360, Trenton (February 10, 2017, 3:41 PM EST) -- A New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday upheld agency decisions rescinding about $7 million in two contracts to a paving business and disqualifying the company from any state contract through the remainder of Gov. Chris Christie's second term because of its $500 contribution to a county political committee.

The two-judge appellate panel found that the donation barred Della Pello Paving Inc. from receiving state contracts under the state's “pay-to-play” law, which bars state contracts exceeding $17,500 to a business that contributed more than $300 during...
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