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New Jersey Gubernatorial Succession

"The Gubernatorial Succession Issue Returns: How Did New Jersey Get the Current Acting Governor Arrangement and What Are the Possible Alternatives?"
  Meeting summary and discussion resources from the New Jersey Public Policy Seminar, October 20, 2004.
  McGreevey's Parting Gift to Voters? Make it easier to cast ballots
Commentary by Ingrid Reed published in the Home News Tribune on September 28, 2004 on ways to get more voters registered and to the polls on November 2nd.
  In a Moment of Crisis, a Chance for Reform
An opinion piece about the need for change in New Jersey politics, written by Clifff Zukin, professor of public policy at the Eagleton Institute and former Director of the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, published in The Star-Ledger on Sunday, August 15, 2004.
  Catalyst for Change: Voters Will Prompt Reform, Political Observer Says
Op-ed by Ingrid Reed published on August 22, 2004, in The Record (Bergen) discusses how voters might react to McGreevey's resignation and their desire for change in how the political system works in New Jersey.
  Solving the New Jersey Succession Problem
In May 2002, Eagleton's New Jersey Project director Ingrid Reed wrote an article published in the New Jersey Law Journal about the gubernatorial succession problem in New Jersey. In August of 2002, the Law Journal editorial board agreed that the New Jersey system needs rethinking and discussed alternatives to succession similar to the ones in Reed's article. Find them both online below.

Reed article (May 2002) on gubernatorial succession.

Law Journal editorial (August 2002) on gubernatorial succession.