NJ Legislators Want Light On TM Deals

State legislators and a New Jersey newspaper are up in arms over a recent public-records request that failed to unveil complete contracts between several venues and Ticketmaster.

Officials at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates venues including Izod Center and Giants Stadium, provided The Record newspaper with contracts that blacked out the state’s cut of transaction and convenience fees following the request, citing trade secrets.

It was more of the same at Rutgers University, which blacked out transaction fees, service rates, hardware and software charges and payment terms, the paper said.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg told the Record state agencies have a duty to provide such information.

“How are taxpayers to determine whether these are good deals or not?” Weinberg asked.