TRENTON, N.J. – On the same day that both chambers of the legislature approved an illegal borrowing bill, New Jersey Republicans filed a long-promised lawsuit to stop the Governor from moving forward with the scheme.
“We will fiercely fight this bonding scheme which is unconstitutional and fatally flawed at every level,” said state Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), one of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs.
NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt announced the lawsuit (filed Thursday afternoon by the law firm of state Senator Mike Testa) on Twitter; Steinhardt’s organization is lead plaintiff in the action:
Today, at about 4 pm, the @NJGOP, represented by @senatortesta & his law firm, joined w/ Senate & Assembly Republican leadership & hard working #NJ families & sued @GovMurphy to stop his ill-advised & unconstitutional borrowing. We will take back our State. #NJGOP #LeadRight pic.twitter.com/UZpfBpFfN9
— Douglas Steinhardt (@DSteinhardtEsq) July 16, 2020