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GOP Sticks with Christie on Sandy Veto

 

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republicans in the New Jersey Senate are sticking with Gov. Chris Christie and won’t vote to override his conditional veto of the Superstorm Sandy “Bill of Rights.”

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Tom Kean Jr. (Photo courtesy of Tom Kean Jr. via Facebook)

Eleven GOP members voted for the bill in March.

The Star-Ledger reports Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. wrote Senate President Stephen Sweeney that while his members support the concept, they don’t believe the bill will achieve its goals.

Sweeney accused Republicans of “cowardice” and said they’re punishing Sandy victims.

The bill was crafted by Democrats who were concerned over how the state has distributed aid.

Christie said the bill proposed new administrative procedures and spending requirements accompanied by a “raft of partisan political findings.”

Sweeney said the measure would give plain language explanations of aid eligibility.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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