A task force investigating New Jersey's multibillion-dollar tax-credit programs released a report Monday that said two powerful brothers – lawyer Philip Norcross and power broker George E. Norcross III – enjoyed outsize influence over the tax legislation and its financial benefits.
Norcross is asking Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson to halt an inquiry by a Murphy-appointed task force, which for months has been examining the state Economic Development Authority's administration of multibillion-dollar incentive programs.
The New Jersey task force investigating the state’s tax incentives programs said Friday it has complied with a judge’s request to postpone its proceedings until the court can review a legal challenge brought by South Jersey Democratic power broker George E. Norcross III.
South Jersey power broker George E. Norcross III asked a judge on Thursday to stop a task force appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy from holding a public hearing next week on New Jersey’s tax incentive programs, saying his reputation would be “wrongfully damaged.”
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney drew criticism for a low-key approach to the 2018 Democratic primary election. He appears ready to expend even less effort on his bid for a second term in the Nov. 5 general election.