Poll: What’s Gov. Brendan Byrne’s Most Lasting Legacy in Garden State?

NJ Spotlight | April 3, 2014 | Politics, Polling
Income taxes or casino gambling? Or maybe it was the former Brendan Byrne Arena in the Meadowlands

Former Gov. Brendan Byrne reached the ripe old age of 90 this week, and a crowd of politicos and policymakers (and mavens) spent $500 a plate to give him a posh party — half roast, half tribute — at NJ PAC.

Gov. Chris Christie was on hand as MC, joined by five former governors who praised Byrne’s political strength, his renowned sense of humor, and even a few of his policy initiatives from way back when he served as the state’s chief exec, from 1974 to 1982.