Report: Campaign Contributions by Public Contractors $9.4 Million in 2017

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A new report shows that New Jersey public contractors made $9.4 million in political contributions last year.

According to the report, released by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission on Monday, April 9th, the biggest beneficiary of those contributions was Senate President Steve Sweeney, who received about $180,000 from public contractors.

Governor Phil Murphy benefited the most among gubernatorial candidates, earning $114,000.

The report says that the total value of public contracts in 2017 was $10.3 billion, which is up 18-percent from 2016.

Under the law, businesses with $50,000 or more in public contracts must report if they made reportable contributions.

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