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Democrats Unsuccessful In Bid To Override Budget Vetoes

TRENTON – Senate Democrats have been unsuccessful in their attempts to overturn Gov. Chris Christie’s line-item vetoes of spending items in New Jersey’s current fiscal year budget.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) placed 39 resolutions on today’s voting agenda to restore specific spending items cut by the governor. Both the Senate and Assembly would need to approve the resolutions by a two-thirds majority to overturn the governor’s vetoes.

Democrats Criticize Christie’s School Aid Cuts

STATE – Four local lawmakers have criticized Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to education aid. Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Asw. Linda Stender noted that 13 of 14 school systems in their district will lose funding thanks to the governor’s cuts, while every school system in Asm. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Peter J. Barnes III’s district is a victim of the governor’s budget axe.