TRENTON, N.J. —
Ferzan said the state has received more than $14 billion in requests statewide for Hazard Mitigation grants but has only about $300 million to disburse. Christie administration officials have said Hoboken has requested more than $100 million in such funding.
“Obviously $300 million versus $14 billion, that’s a big delta,” Ferzan said.
He said the state has tried to prioritize its funding and programs to address the “communities most in need” and purposely directed most of the recovery funding toward homeowners, business owners and renters.
Federal authorities and state legislators are investigating another scandal involving the Christie administration — allegations that the governor’s top aides orchestrated traffic jams in Fort Lee by blocking off lanes to the George Washington Bridge, which connects to New York City.
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