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Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton), right, with former Gov. Chris Christie

Bucco on NJ Transit raises: ‘What is Governor Murphy thinking?’

Democrats says Bucco did nothing to help commuters when Christie was governor

By David Wildstein, July 26 2019 2:18 pm

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Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) today criticized New Jersey Transit for giving massive raises to several top executives, some with political ties, and put some of the blame on Gov. Phil Murphy.

“NJ Transit is broken, trains aren’t running, yet patronage hires from the Governor’s campaign are getting double digit raises up to a $188,000 salary?” Bucco said.  “No raises should be given to management at NJ Transit until our state’s hard-working commuters can rely on the trains to get them where they need to be on time. What is Governor Murphy thinking?”

Bucco’s Democratic opponents in the 25th district questioned where the five-term Republican assemblyman was when Gov. Chris Christie ran New Jersey Transit for eight years.

“Now that he’s worried about re-election it’s great that Assemblyman Bucco has woken up and finally realized what hard-working families have known for years: NJ Transit is broken,” said Daniel Fleiss, the campaign manager for Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger. “After standing with Chris Christie to systematically underfund public transit and dig us into this mess, it’s laughable he thinks he can convince anyone that he has the solutions.”

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