N.J. Gov to consider privatizing some government functions

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will explore whether it would be cheaper for the private sector to provide some government services. The Governor says the five member task force will examine every aspect of the way government does business and will make its recommendations by the end of May.

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will explore whether it would be cheaper for the private sector to provide some government services.

    The Governor says the five member task force will examine every aspect of the way government does business and will make its recommendations by the end of May.

    Christie: What areas might be ripe for privatization. What services might be ripe for that. Whether savings in cost can be made and whether or not efficiencies can be accomplished or at least maintenance of effort can be accomplished through a privatization.

    Christie says selling the New Jersey Turnpike or the Garden State Parkway is not an option, but just about everything else will be examined. He says taking some services private will be one of the considerations in determining whether to eliminate state worker positions when a no-layoff agreement made by former Governor Jon Corzine expires at the end of this year.

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