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Assembly fails to override Christie’s gun veto [video]

Source: Asbury Park Press [video] – A day after 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in California, lawmakers failed to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a gun-control bill by just three votes Thursday. The Assembly is likely to try again in two weeks. The Assembly voted 74-0 in June for the bill, S2360, …

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Christie’s perfect veto record remains intact after heated debate

Source: Politico New Jersey – It was close, but Gov. Chris Christie’s perfect record of sustained vetoes remains intact — at least for now. After more than an hour of debate, the Assembly Thursday failed to override the governor’s conditional veto on what had been an uncontroversial gun control bill that became mired in presidential …

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Assembly Comes Up Short in Attempt to Override Christie Veto [video]

Source: Excerpted from NJTV News [video] – Democrats needed seven Republicans if they were to override the veto. They got just four. The final vote was 50 to 17 with 11 abstentions. An 80-minute debate began with Republican leader Jon Bramnick proposing that the Democrats work with the governor on a broader approach to firearms and …

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Carroll stumps Dems as Christie override attempt fails in Assembly [video]

Source: Save Jersey Blog [video] – Assembly Democrats failed to aid their Senate colleagues by overriding Governor Chris Christie‘s veto of S2360 on Thursday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, with only 51 voting in favor of the override while 17 registered against and 11 abstained. 54 was the magic number. Speaker Vincent Prieto pulled the override vote …

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Assembly Fails to Override Controversial Christie Veto of Gun-Safety Legislation

NJ Spotlight – After failing yesterday in its attempt to join the Senate in overriding Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would have made it harder for people with a history of mental illness to buy a gun, the Democrats who control the state Assembly are vowing to try again in the coming …

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Schepisi: Banking agency review of insurance entity sought

Bergen Record op-ed by Holly Schepisi – We have all been hearing and reading about the new Horizon Blue Cross OMNIA Alliance Insurance product, but no one — not the consumers, not us as legislators, not the doctors or hospitals who provide our care — truly know what impact this product will have on us …

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N.J. Assembly fails to override Christie’s gun veto

USA Today – A day after 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in California, lawmakers failed to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a gun-control bill by just three votes Thursday. The Assembly is likely to try again in two weeks. The Assembly voted 74-0 in June for the bill, S2360, which would …

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Republicans offer condolences to victims in San Bernadino

NJ 101.5 – On Thursday, one day after the mass shootings in Southern California that killed 14 people, New Jersey Assembly members from both sides of the political aisle invoked or at least referenced the tragedy as they debated an override attempt of Gov. Christie’s veto of a gun control bill that would make it …

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Rible Statement on Failed Veto Override Attempt

Assembly Republican Press Release – Assemblyman Dave Rible issued the following statement regarding the Assembly’s failure to override the Governor’s veto of S-2360: “All of us want a comprehensive approach to mental health reform and sensible gun laws that will help prevent future acts of gun violence. “Instead of perpetuating the patchwork approach to gun …

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General Assembly Approves DiMaio & Peterson Bill Honoring Legendary Vietnam Brigade

Assembly Republican Press Release – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republicans John DiMaio and Erik Peterson commemorating the heroism and sacrifice of the U.S. Army’s legendary “Sky Soldiers” earned approval today from the General Assembly. The bill (A-2408) designates State Route 173 between Clinton and Phillipsburg as “173rd Airborne Brigade Highway.” “Their honor was earned in …

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