Emails Show Influence George Norcross May Have Had in NJEDA Tax Incentive Legislation

Emails obtained by WNYC and ProPublica show that lawyers connected to political powerbroker George Norcross III may have influenced lawmakers during the formation of the NJEDA tax incentive program to benefit clients and friends.

According a new WNYC-ProPublica report, ‘a law firm linked to New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III enjoyed extraordinary influence over the state’s tax break program, crafting new rules and regulations in hundreds of calls, meetings and messages with top officials in Trenton, newly released emails reveal’.

Read the report here.

Norcross and aligned entities have filed a lawsuit against the Murphy administration and the task force investigating the tax incentive program.

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