Sources say N.J. Department of Community Affairs commissioner will step down

    New Jersey’s commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs is rumored to be stepping down, and PolitickerNJ reports an announcement will be made this afternoon.

    Lori Grifa would be the second high-ranking cabinet official to leave the Christie administration; Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon announced earlier this month has plans to return to the Superior Court.

    Last week, sources said state Attorney General Paula Dow also has plans to step down and pursue a judgeship.

    Update, 4:30 p.m. The Associated Press reports Grifa has resigned and Deputy Labor Commissioner Richard Constable will be nominated to head the agency. That nomination requires Senate confirmation. No word on how long that might take. Grifa will return to the private sector.

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