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New Jersey Lawmakers Fail To Undo Gov. Christie’s Budget Cuts To Women’s Clinics, Other Centers

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NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Democrats have failed again to restore funding to more than 50 women’s health clinics in New Jersey.

Gov. Chris Christie eliminated $7.5 million in clinic funding last year and kept the money out again this year.
   
Democrats have identified funding sources to pay for the clinics and attempted a prior override. They accuse Christie of pandering to the right-wing of his party. Republicans deny the charge.
   
Monday’s vote was 25-14.
   
Democrats also fell short Monday in an attempt to restore a half-million dollars to a center for sexually and physically abused children in New Jersey.

Christie shaved $1.3 billion in spending, including $900 million the Democrats added in, before signing the $29.7 billion budget last week.

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