Corzine continues to make appointments

    New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is defending the appointments he’s making in the final weeks of his administration.

    New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is defending the appointments he’s making in the final weeks of his administration. Corzine lost to Republican Chris Christie in his bid for a second term.

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    Nearly 200 people, many of them well known Democrats, have been nominated by Corzine for a variety of government positions including judgeships and jobs on state boards and authorities.

    Governor Corzine is aware Governor-elect Chris Christie has major concerns about those appointments.

    Corzine: The number of appointments by comparison to what we’ve checked the last few administrations in lame duck in the last year is significantly less so I think there will be continuing dialogue.

    Christie says residents voted for change in the election and says it’s inappropriate for Corzine to now be making appointments to policy-making positions.

    Christie has indicated he may have Republican supporters in the state Senate block some of those nominations.

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