N.J. Gov-elect names his economic recovery team

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie is naming more top officials to
    stimulate his state’s economy.

    Christie is nominating Andrew Eristoff a former New York State Taxation and Finance Commissioner and former aide to Rudy Giuliani, to be New Jersey’s new state Treasurer.
    Eristoff says state finances need to be fundamentally restructured.

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie is naming more top officials to stimulate his state’s economy.

    Christie is nominating Andrew Eristoff a former New York State Taxation and Finance Commissioner and former aide to Rudy Giuliani, to be New Jersey’s new state Treasurer. Eristoff says state finances need to be fundamentally restructured.

    Eristoff: This is just an incredible opportunity to serve at the front lines of what I believe will be a nationally significant movement to restructure and reform state government as we know it.

    Christie says he’ll sign an executive order after his inauguration next week creating a Council of Economic Advisors and has selected transition team member Bob Grady to head the five member council.

    Former PSE&G President Al Koeppe is Christie’s choice to be chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

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