It looks as if New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is going to have to share his Chutzpah of the Week award. Deborah Howlett has now reported on NJ.com that New Jersey is going to make the same move against the Bush administration:
New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit today charging the Bush administration is illegally trying to change the rules of a health insurance progam New Jersey and virtually every other state uses to provide coverage to 6.6 million children in working poor families.
Furthermore, for those who might think that this is the work of some "Port Authority Cabal," it looks like a total of eight states are currently on this particular lawsuit bandwagon:
The filing of New Jersey's lawsuit comes on the same day that seven other states announced they would pursue legal challenges to the Bush Administration's directive. Those states are Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York and Washington.
So I guess this week's chutzpah award will have to be divided into eight slices (rather like a Kosher pizza)!