The following statement can be attributed to ACLU of New Jersey Policy Director Sarah Fajardo

“The public opposition to S2930/A4045 was a powerful display of democracy at its best – advocates, stakeholders, and 81% of voters from across the ideological spectrum made it clear that New Jersey should be strengthening government transparency, not undermining it in backroom deals. It’s shameful that despite overwhelming concerns from their constituents, lawmakers fast-tracked, and the governor signed, a bill that severely restricts access to government records and limits the public’s ability to hold elected officials accountable. But we know that voters will have the last word at the ballot box next year – and maybe then Legislators will remember who they are meant to serve.”