In a sudden reversal, the New Jersey Government Records Council has decided the documents detailing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's involvement in a $245,000 pension scandal are too hot for the agency to handle.
The GRC voted unanimously Tuesday to quit the case and not review the records it twice ordered the State Treasury to submit for inspection. Instead, the matter will be sent to an administrative law unit in Gov. Chris Christie's executive branch for a decision, a process likely to take months.
Despite a victory in Appellate Court last month, the council lost its will to pursue a complaint likely to embarrass or implicate Guadagno, who will remain as Christie's running mate for the 2013 gubernatorial election.