New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Vincent Prieto threatened to subpoena the state treasurer Thursday after he did not appear for a hearing on a controversial cleanup contract for Hurricane Sandy.
"It just blows my mind, and it's an insult not just to this body but all the residents of New Jersey," Prieto (D., Hudson) said at the hearing about the failure of Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff to appear. "He's not just the governor's treasurer. He's the treasurer for all the residents, and he needs to answer these questions."
The shot across the administration's bow was fired amid mounting questions over an emergency contract Gov. Christie awarded two days after Sandy to AshBritt Inc. - a politically connected Florida-based firm - to clean up hundreds of thousands of tons of debris from the devastated shoreline.