Competing Open-Space Funding Schemes Could Leave Program Broke

800px-NJ_State_Houseby Tom Johnson / NJ Spotlight

From perhaps one perspective, yesterday counted as a good day for the environmental movement.

In both the Senate and the Assembly, legislative committees advanced measures that would create new funds to protect open space and farmland, as well as preserve the state’s historic structures.

The only problem is that the approaches taken by the respective panels are at odds, with neither side seemingly expressing any interest in compromising. If no one budges, it could leave the state’s highly popular open-space preservation program with little or no money to dish out in the coming year.

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