Chris Christie Pledges to "Take a Close Look At" Bill Giving Eminent Domain Powers to Universities, Forgetting That He Already Signed It

The further adventures of the New Jersey governor.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers the voters' questions:

Asked Monday about a measure giving eminent domain powers to a new Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University joint board of governors, Gov. Christie said he was unaware of such a proposal.

"If a bill like that comes to my desk, I'll have to take a close look at it," Christie said, fielding a call from a listener on NJ 101.5's Ask the Governor radio program. "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."

However, Christie signed the bill into law last month.

To read the whole article—including the part where Christie pledges that the bill he already signed will "get a thorough vetting by the counsel's office, and they'll give me advice about whether they think it's appropriate for me to sign or not"—go here.