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N.J. Democratic Boss Lashes at ‘Mistruths’ on Camden Tax Breaks

Nov. 18, 2019, 9:29 PM

A New Jersey Democratic party boss and insurance executive said he has been unfairly targeted by Governor Phil Murphy’s tax-incentives probe and should get credit for transforming one of the nation’s poorest and most-dangerous cities.

George E. Norcross III said the state’s $11 billion incentives program benefited his interests and others’, but only after they had sunk millions of corporate dollars into rebuilding Camden, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.

“Nothing would have occurred in Camden without these tax-incentive programs,” Norcross said on Monday, in his first broad public remarks since hearings on Murphy’s tax-break inquiry began this year.

Norcross, ...