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Christie's Buddy Gets Tax Break

Paterson mayor calls $105.6 million in tax breaks to real estate tycoon a 'special sweetheart deal.'

Chris Christie’s New Jersey administration awarded a $105.6 million in tax breaks for a close friend and donor's property venture in Paterson. 

Jon Hanson, who the Guardian says is is a real estate tycoon, is the chairman of a policy commission for the governor. He has also donated to the Republican party several times. 

The targeted city zone usually requires job creation and tax revenue before funding for the project is provided. 

Paterson’s mayor, Jeffery Jones, said he was concerned that Hanson’s firm, The Hampshire Companies, may have received a “special sweetheart deal."

Read the full story at The Guardian.


BellairBerdan June 06, 2014 at 05:30 AM
105.6 million is a lot of facts. In Christie world the wealthy and well connected shouldn't have to pay for anything. That's what the middle class is for. And the poor, they don't even deserve what they earn and work for; take away their token real estate tax relief and deny them a living minimum wage. That's Christie's America.
Guess Who June 12, 2014 at 05:06 AM
To say the absolute least, I am greatly disappointed in gov. Christy. he's a huge disappointment, no pun intended . He did an amazing and unequaled job as our US Attorney, but failed miserably as NJ Governor to do anything of significance .. Sadly if he runs for President, I will vote for him because it would help NJ to have a NJ citizen in the White House, but that's only if there is no other candidate who has a strong anti ILLEGAL Immigrant/Anti Amnesty platform
Aidah June 17, 2014 at 08:43 PM
This governor never stops amazing me with his BS... y'all voted for him again.. now we're stuck with his stupidity.
Ridgewood Mom June 19, 2014 at 05:43 PM
All that Chris Christie has done as governor is raid the public coffers in order to line the pockets of himself and his cronies. He has achieved this by employing well documented goon squad tactics and perpetuating the lie that the cost of services for the average taxpayer is the source of the state's fiscal challenges, demanding that most people in the state pay more taxes for less services in order to funnel more money to favored corporations and very wealthy individuals.
JJ July 02, 2014 at 10:59 AM
BRIDGEGATE MAN , HIMSELF WON'T DO IT BUT HIS BUDDYS WILL, ASIDE FROM A SIDETRIP OR TWO WITH NJSP IN TOW IN BIRD 1 HELICOPTER. I KNOW HE PAID FOR THAT TRIP, BUT HE STILL DID IT !! THAT MAKE'S HIM A CROOK.

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