Dan Hutchison Votes Against Temporary Budget
Funding Police Officers & Critical Township Business
Democrat Councilman Dan Hutchison,
leader of the Corzine-Mayer ticket for Council,
votes for a third time to put partisan politics before the township
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP -- Dan Hutchison did it again.
At Monday night's Council meeting, Dan Hutchison and his Council colleague Frank Schmidt voted against the temporary budget that funds critical township services such as keeping police officers on the streets.
Their reasoning? It's an election year.
At a special Council meeting in April, Hutchison confirmed his lack of good judgment by voting for a second time to allow Trenton to take over Gloucester Township and make one of the state's largest municipalities a ward of the dysfunctional Trenton regime.
Democrat Councilman Frank Schmidt, also up for re-election in 2009, previously voted to allow Trenton to take over Gloucester Township as well. Hutchison and Schmidt put politics before principle and voted to allow Trenton to take over Gloucester Township by rejecting the municipal budget.
"It is unheard of for members of Council to vote against the temporary budget," said Councilwoman Shelley Lovett. "Why would anyone put election-year politics before the safety of our residents? If Hutchison and Schmidt had been successful, police officers would not have been paid, and the township would have been forced to shut down."
"They need to explain to their neighbors why, time after time, they put their partisan politics ahead of what's best for the town," Lovett concluded.
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