Governor James J. Florio - Looking Back
This section of the Governor James J. Florio Archive provides a growing body of interviews and forums looking back at the Florio administration. Most will be available as both video-recordings and written transcripts. Individual interviews will be conducted with Governor Florio as well as key members of his administration and others who have special knowledge of it. These first-hand accounts and observations can contribute to public understanding of an individual governor's record as well as, more generally, the office of chief executive within a state. The forums will be convened to focus on specific policy areas, crises and other events that defined the administration and offer lessons for current and future politics and governance. Currently available are:
Florio Administration Transition and First Six Months
A colloquium on the Florio administration's transition and first six months with Governor Florio, key members of his cabinet and staff, and several members of the State Legislature in those years; December 1, 2011.
Governor James J. Florio
Interview focused largely on the administration of Governor Brendan Byrne; October 9, 2008.
Assault Weapons Ban
Governor Florio and Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy at the Eagleton Institute of Politics; June 2, 2011.