Protections for Liberty State Park fail amid billionaire’s push to expand golf course into park

Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – An almost two-year effort to protect Liberty State Park from major development collapsed on Monday amid lobbying efforts by a billionaire to expand his ultra-exclusive golf course into a nature preserve at the park.

Although the bill was passed by the state Senate, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin did not post the bill for a vote.

Coughlin was unavailable for comment Monday …

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