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NJ Assemblyman Urges Feds To Reimburse Bedminster For Trump Visits On ‘Timely Basis’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey lawmakers are now asking the federal government to help with expenses when President Donald Trump visits his golf club and home in Bedminster.

A resolution sponsored by state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerville) says for the president’s trip to Trump National Golf Club in November, the prosecutor’s office spent almost $18,000 for 208 hours of overtime.

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As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports, it’s difficult enough for the town to foot the bill when the president makes a routine visit, but when demonstrators show up, like they did last weekend, it’s even more costly.

“The cost of providing additional security is X when there are no protesters. But when there are protesters, the cost becomes Y,” Ciatteralli said.

He sees the resolution as a friendly reminder.

“We just want to make sure they do so on a very timely basis,” Ciatteralli said.

The federal budget does include money for local security payments.

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