State News

Squabble Over School Aid

TRENTON – Two Middlesex County Democrats criticized Gov. Chris Christie for slashing school aid from the budget passed by the Legislature last month, while the governor touted his more modest funding increases.

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.