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

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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.