A bit of good news for the anti-merger crowd coming off of what I hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. We here at Save Jersey have been saying it for literally months, but now the rest of the media has finally caught on and is reporting that the July 1st deadline for some sort of merger deal will not likely be met.
NJ.com is reporting that Oliver has stated privately that she has no intention of meeting the deadline, and referred to it as a “fiction.”
Senator Sweeney, on the other hand, is standing firm on his commitment to do the South Jersey Democrat Machine’s bidding and get this unresearched, unscored, and unintelligent idea rammed through before anyone has a chance to know what is in it.
The final plan will, of course, need to pass through both houses of the state legislature in order to make it to Govenor Christie’s desk by July 1.
Assemblyman Greenwald had an interesting way to describe the chances of that occurring.
Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) said the chances of meeting the governor’s July 1 deadline were about the same as someone getting struck by lighting — though he didn’t entirely rule out a speedy resolution.