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N.J. Democrats fail to override Christie veto of restoration of ‘millionaires' tax’

N.J. Democrats fail to override Christie veto of restoration of ‘millionaires' tax’

Wanted to use $635 million for rebates for senior and disabled

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
UPDATED

The Democratic-controlled Assembly Monday failed to gain the necessary Republican support to override the veto by Gov. Chris Christie of two bills that would have restored a state income tax surcharge on 16,000 New Jerseyans who earn more than $1 million annually as a way to raise $635 million to finance the restoration of property tax rebates for more than 600,000 seniors and disabled.

The vote on bill (A-20), which would have dedicated the revenue raised by the surcharge for property tax rebates for seniors and the disabled and to help support two state-run prescription programs fro low-income seniors and disabled, was 47-33.

A total of 54 votes, including 7 from the Republicans, would have been necessary for an override. No Republicans voted in favor of the override.

The vote came after 26 minutes of debate.

 

Guns, reports of gunfire force lockdown of Lakehurst military base

Guns, reports of gunfire force lockdown of Lakehurst military base
BY NOAH COHEN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Two simultaneous incidents led to a lockdown of the Lakehurst section of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Monday morning, officials said.

A delivery man working for a ...

Activists urge restoration of N.J. school aid

Activists urge restoration of N.J. school aid

Petition with 5,266 signatures seeks $820 million be put back into budget

An organization calling itself Our Children/Our Schools delivered a petition bearing 5,266 signatures to the Statehouse Monday ...

Secaucus landlord wrong to deny apartment to couple with service dog

Secaucus landlord wrong to deny apartment to couple with service dog

The state Division on Civil Rights Monday issued a Finding of Probable Cause against a Hudson County apartment building owner and a real estate agency that lists his rentals for allegedly refusing hou...

Sweeney to propose 2.9 percent cap on N.J. property tax hikes

Sweeney to propose 2.9 percent cap on N.J. property tax hikes

Senate president says his number more realistic than Christie's 2.5 percent cap

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Contending a cap on property tax hikes needs "realistic numbers,‘' Senate President...

Grand finale of busiest Statehouse period begins Monday

Grand finale of busiest Statehouse period begins Monday

Legislature and governor face budget settlement, outcome of affordable housing bill

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Monday marks the beginning of what is annually the busiest eight- to 10-days of...

N.J. civil service protections face elimination in Bucco bill

N.J. civil service protections face elimination in Bucco bill

Assembly Democratic majority leery of proposal

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris) Friday said he has introduced two bills that are part of Gov. Chris Christie...

Former Perth Amboy official Jeffrey D. Grumbs gets jail time in Vas corruption case

Former Perth Amboy official Jeffrey D. Grumbs gets jail time in Vas corruption case

Raymond Geneske, former city Dem. chairman, gets probation

A high-ranking Perth Amboy official under former mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to a year in the Middlesex County Jail Friday and a second man...

78 percent of New Jerseyans at least fairly happy with life in the Garden State

78 percent of New Jerseyans at least fairly happy with life in the Garden State

Remaining 22 percent catching themselves reading out-of-state mover ads

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Well, it looks like over half of New Jerseyans, 51 percent, agree, the Garden State is a "f...

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