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Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin.

Tuesday hearing may be select committee’s last, Pintor Marin says

By Nikita Biryukov, February 25 2019 3:35 pm

The Select Committee on Oversight’s Tuesday hearing may be its last, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, one of the committee’s co-chairs, told the New Jersey Globe Monday.

“We’re trying to wrap it up, yea,” Pintor Marin said. “Tomorrow we’re going to have the expert witnesses testify about some policies and procedures, and from there we’ll probably reconvene on both sides with leadership to discuss the next ongoing process. I’m not sure if that’s going to be the last hearing date, but obviously, we have a lot of work to get done.”

It’s possible the committee will convene again to discuss a forthcoming report drafted by its attorneys on the hiring of former Schools Development Authority chief of staff Al Alvarez, Pintor Marin said.

State Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency chief of staff Katie Brennan has accused Alvarez of sexually assaulting her in April 2017, when Alvarez was in charge of Muslim and Latino outreach for Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign, for which Brennan would later volunteer.

The committee may also reconvene to discuss its policy recommendations, which committee attorney Rosemary Alito is in the process of reviewing.

Pinto Marin said she expects the timeline on the committee’s impending sunset to become clearer after Tuesday’s hearing, which is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Though, with the committee nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s not clear whether the panel intends to release publicly any of the documents it has gathered in the course of its investigation.

Pintor Marin suggested such a disclosure may come, but “not anytime soon.”

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