New Jersey privatization push may be delayed

| 6/22/2007

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s plan to lease the state’s toll roads to private investors is now on hold until after the November elections, according to the Star-Ledger.

Corzine is in the middle of a four-year term as governor, but the paper reported party leaders are worried that introducing a privatization plan before the election could hurt other Democratic candidates.

Leaders also fear that Corzine – who’s recuperating from a serious SUV accident – won’t be physically able to lead a statewide privatization campaign for a while.