By Agustin C. Torres, The Jersey Journal
The Hudson County raised and trained Big Bad Bob has been extremely busy. It is almost as if since his indictment on federal corruption charges U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has kicked his legislative work and senior legislative influence into high gear.
Let’s just take a look at the past week as an example. On Monday it was about Flint, Michigan and the lead-laced drinking water in the Wolverine State’s city. Menendez and fellow Garden State Sen. Cory Booker, as well as U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. of Paterson, all Democrats, said they will introduce bills in Congress that will call for upgrading the nation’s (and that means Jersey too) less than stellar water systems.
“Flint has taught us all that ignoring our aging water infrastructure has dire consequences,” said Sen. Menendez. “We’ve under invested in our infrastructure, certainly we’ve under invested in water systems, and now we’re paying the price …”