A powerful New Jersey lawmaker this week blasted state Treasurer Samuel Crane for not releasing details of the fees earned by Lazard, Freres & Co. on a $1.8 billion state refunding issue last December.

Assemblyman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-Morris, said he found Crane's lack of response to repeated requests for the information "appalling," and said as a result he will call legislative hearings to review state bonding practices.

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