PATERSON – Governor Phil Murphy this afternoon stopped short of committing to campaigning against a legislative-spearheaded constitutional amendment to overhaul redistricting, but objected to the political process around the Senate President Steve Sweeney-championed measure.
“It’s moving around,” Murphy said of the measure. “This has been a classic throw something out in the proverbial backrooms.
“It’s completely unacceptable,” the governor added.
“On the one hand I welcome any constructive efforts to make it more open,” Murphy said. “Those are good things. We have stood and worked well with the legislature on opening democracy and enfranchising voters and automatic voting registration.