The following is a speech delivered this morning by Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, sponsor of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2009, to the NJ Business & Industry Association:

"I've been calling my economic stimulus legislation, which now awaits Governor Corzine's signature, “The most powerful economic growth tool on the planet.” Some have asked, "On the planet?.” If its impact on the City of Elizabeth is typical, I might have to change my assessment from "On the Planet" to "In the Universe". Let's take a look at what it brings to Elizabeth.

To read the full remarks please click here.