Senior citizen accosted by Democratic legislators’ staffers
Senate President Steve Sweeney held a meeting with public officials and education stakeholders at the Freehold legislative office of Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey this morning to discuss the school funding bill the three legislators are sponsoring.
Houghtaling told MMM about the meeting this morning during a phone call regarding former Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini’s call for him and Downey to join Sweeney in demanding that the U.S. Attorney and NJ Attorney General investigate the NJEA’s alleged extortion of Sweeney. Houghtaling repeatedly said that the Freehold meeting is “non-poltical.”
So why was Senator Jennifer Beck, a Republican excluded? Members of the Freehold Borough Council were invited. The state senator representing Freehold was not invited? That sounds like a political meeting with only Democrats invited. Beck’s spokesman Mike Hughes told MMM that the senator was not invited to the meeting in Freehold.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature, NJEA, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Andrew K. Landman, Art Gallagher, Education, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Joe Libutti, Joseph D. Libutti, Monmouth County News, Muriel J. Smith, Muriel Smith, NJEA, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Jennifer Beck | 5 Comments »