New Jersey ethics, email reforms Gov. Christie endorsed one year ago stuck in slow lane

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 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge at a Trenton news conference March 28, 2014. A year later, ethics and email changes he endorsed in the wake of the scandal are stuck  in the slow lane.(AP file photo)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge at a Trenton news conference March 28, 2014. A year later, ethics and email changes he endorsed in the wake of the scandal are stuck in the slow lane.(AP file photo)

One year after the internal investigation into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge was made public, clearing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, reforms called for in the report — and that Christie endorsed — have largely gone nowhere.

 

Christie commissioned the Mastro report, which pointed the fingers at employees in the Christie administration, but not at him directly.

WNYC’s Matt Katz spoke with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about Christie’s post-Bridgegate ethics reforms.

He points out that the report calls for changing how personal email accounts are used.  The written policy for communications for state employees has not changed in the past year, reports Katz.  Legal guidance given to employees has supposedly changed, but Katz says the Christie administration has declined to make that guidance public.

 

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