During a recent radio call-in show, NJ Governor Chris Christie was asked by a listener about legislation providing the power of eminent domain to a new Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University joint board of governors. Gov. Christie said he was unaware of such a proposal. However, Gov. Christie had already signed that bill into law last month.
Christie said in response to the listener’s question, “If a bill like that comes to my desk, I’ll have to take a close look at it. I haven’t heard anything at this point about eminent domain being given to a university – I don’t think that’s the way it works.”
The bill was among 100 that Christie’s office said he signed Jan. 21. He also pocket-vetoed 44 bills that day.