N.J. Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes ‘Bill of Rights’ Measure for Sandy Victims

May 14, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a Superstorm Sandy “Bill of Rights” measure that was crafted by Democrats over concerns how the state has distributed aid.

The Republican says the bill proposed new administrative procedures and spending requirements accompanied by a “raft of partisan political findings.” The governor also said the rights were ready to “be pursued by lawyers.”

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney advocated the measure. The Democrat says Christie’s administration continues to mismanage Sandy recovery. Sweeney says the “veto may be one of the biggest blunders yet.”

Christie eliminated a provision that would have given residents the ability to track the status of their Sandy aid applications online.

Christie wants residents to reach out to the state for information.

 

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