Poll: Much Ado About Controversial Pinelands Commission Nominee
Four governors from both sides of the aisle have argued against confirmation; what's the real deal here?
If snow does not blanket Trenton today, the Senate is poised to vote on a controversial nominee to the Pinelands Commission, a nomination drawing rare opposition from four former governors from both sides of the aisle. Robert Barr of Ocean City won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. His appointment is viewed as a crucial juncture for the commission, which oversees the 1 million-acre preserve, partly because his vote could be crucial to allowing a controversial natural-gas pipeline to be built through the Pinelands.