New Jersey bond issue signed by governor
NEWARK, New Jersey: Governor Jon S. Corzine signed a measure to authorize a ballot question that would allow the state to borrow $400 million to preserve open space, farmland, and historic areason. The signing took place on August 18, 2009, finalizing the bond issue's placement on the November 3, 2009 ballot.
According to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee chairman and supporter John McKeon:"By putting his imprimatur on the open space ballot question measure, our Governor has courageously demonstrated his long-standing commitment to the environment. This measure empowers New Jersey voters to make an investment in our future, and allowing this crucial program to languish is an expense New Jerseyans simply cannot afford."