The insurance firm headed by
That is according to a 17-page letter by
Her letter was addressed to a task force that Gov.
But the task force, Steinmiller writes, is nothing more than Murphy’s “tool of revenge” to wage a campaign of political retaliation against Norcross.
“The original project submitted to the EDA included a helipad on the roof of the building. The project was subsequently modified to reduce the overall cost and to eliminate the helipad from consideration by the EDA,” Steinmiller wrote in a footnote toward the end of the letter.
“The project summary was revised to remove the helipad. Accordingly, when CSB certifies its costs and project completion to EDA, it will not include any costs related to the installation of the helistop atop the building,” she continues.
The task force, in its June report, said that the tax breaks covered the costs of the helipad.
“The new office tower on the
“Whether Grow NJ was intended to enable the state to subsidize helipads for corporate executives can reasonably be questioned,” it continues.
Conner Strong, along with
Steinmiller also disputed allegations by the task force that NFI, TMO and Conner Strong provided shoddy and questionable information about their plans to move to
She said that there was certainly a possibility that Conner Strong might move to
The report points to media coverage and press releases of Norcross in 2015 saying he would move to
“He was not asked, and he did not say, that [
The task force alleges that all three companies said hundreds of jobs were “at risk” of leaving the state without the tax breaks.
Murphy let Grow NJ expire on