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N.J. issues more than 1,200
contractor registrations

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/24/2013 10:36:05 PM

Trenton — New Jersey state officials have issued more than 1,200 registrations to out-of-state contractors since Nov. 1 for post-storm cleanup. Some New Jersey-based companies say they´re worried that contractors from other states will flood the market. Many were hoping that New Jersey companies and workers would benefit the most from repair work in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Jeff Gamble of the real estate division of the Stafford-based Van Dyk Group tells The Asbury Park Press that he believes New Jersey has enough local contractors to get the job done. The Christie administration estimates that

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NJ officials doing everything they can to see that tax dollars stolen from the lesser 49 are spent wisely. Which, to a Jersey official, means the money goes to connected union crooks and various other cronies, with appropriate padding of costs.

Remember, this is probable 2016 GOP standard-bearer Gov. Chris Christie at work.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/25/2013 12:17:11 AM     (No. 9137871)

The Free Market can be tough on the corrupt and incompetent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/25/2013 12:56:57 AM     (No. 9137885)

BEWARE, BEWARE, be very aware that many gypsy contractors come into a state after a disaster. You give them up front money and they disappear. This happened all over south Florida after Andrew and it happens in every disaster. If they don´t disappear immediately, they can disappear after one of the other payment draws and you are left with everything torn out and incomplete. If you can, hire a local contractor that comes with recommendations. If you can´t do that, stay ahead of the contractor with the money and pay immediately for work completed as you go. You should be honest with the contractor, but above all be careful with the upfront money.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/25/2013 5:35:51 AM     (No. 9137976)

The last I heard, Christie signed a bill prohibiting any contractor from working in NJ unless it was union run. Christie is a demonrat and calls himself Republican. He´s a grand disappointment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/25/2013 8:41:47 AM     (No. 9138230)

#3, Chris Christie NEVER hid what he was; Just like the Uhhhbama droids, too many people on the Right never looked deeper than the surface.


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