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NJ Senate fails to override Sandy bill veto

TRENTON (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has failed in its effort to override Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto of the Superstorm Sandy “Bill of Rights” legislation.

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New Jersey Statehouse (VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm, Getty Images)

Senate President Stephen Sweeney pushed the measure, which 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.

The override passed in the Senate 24 to 14, three votes shy of the requirement for an override.

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