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NJ Senate To Vote On Funding For Struggling Municipalities

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on whether to restore $139 million in cuts in aid to distressed communities.

The aid for cities was among dozens of items Gov. Chris Christie vetoed before signing the new state budget into law.

Lawmakers also are expected to vote Tuesday on tuition aid grants funding and other vetoed items.

On Monday, Democrats failed to muster the three Republican votes needed to override any of the governor’s vetoes. Most targeted money Democratic lawmakers added to the governor’s original budget plan for social service programs.

Democrats control both houses but don’t hold veto-proof majorities in either chamber.

Christie shaved $1.3 billion in spending, including $900 million the Democrats added in, before signing a $29.7 billion budget into law.

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