The Governor and Reform Jersey Now

The Star-Ledger reports on attention to Gov. Christie’s appearance at a Reform Jersey Now event.

As a 501(c)(4) issue-advocacy organization, the group is not required to disclose its donors. It doesn’t have to abide by pay-to-play laws, which ban those with state contracts worth more than $17,500 from donating more than $300 to statewide campaigns.

If the group were a registered New Jersey political action committee, maximum annual donations would total $7,200. An individual could donate up to $25,000 to the Republican or Democratic state parties, but that would be the limit and the donations would be reported publicly every three months. Reform Jersey Now first appeared about a month ago, airing radio ads pushing Christie’s proposal to cap the annual growth of property taxes.

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