EDISON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says many positions at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) were not necessary. The termination of 71 employees will save up to $10 million a year.
Kane in Your Corner first exposed the wrongdoing at the PVSC over a year ago.
While the governor says that the firings will save money, some employees say they are just innocent victims. Kane in Your Corner spoke with Patrice Fitzgerald, who says she felt blindsided when her supervisor told her she was fired from her job at the PVSC.
Fitzgerald said there was never a problem and she was never written up or verbally warned for anything. She says she was just fired on the spot.
A year ago, a Kane in Your Corner investigation exposed lavish travel expenses and huge salaries. Eighty-five employees were making six-figure salaries.
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