State Allocates $59 Million for Open Space, Recreational Facilities

State Allocates $59 Million for Open Space, Recreational Facilities

NJSPOTLIGHT.COM | May 9, 2017

Money is first to come from 2014 constitutional amendment to use portion of corporate business taxes to protect undeveloped land, finance recreational projects.  For the first time in more than two years, the state is awarding money to preserve open space and to upgrade existing recreational facilities.  Gov. Chris Christie yesterday signed without comment legislation (S-2997) that would appropriate $59 million out of a newly created open-space fund to finance a range of projects protecting undeveloped land and to buy up flood-prone properties around the state.