The bill seeks to 'impose oversight upon Superstorm Sandy recovery funds even though such oversight is already in place'
Thursday, April 25
Gov. Christie vetoed a Hurricane Sandy recovery oversight bill on April 25 on grounds the legislation was redundant to an Executive Order he signed. His letter to the Assemby: ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 61 To the General Assembly: Pursuant to Article V, Section I, Paragraph 14 of the New Jersey Constitution, I am returning Assembly Bill No. 61 without my approval. This bill seeks to impose oversight upon Superstorm Sandy recovery funds even though such oversight is already in place. While I thank the sponsors for their efforts, and for sharing in my commitment to the transparent and efficient administration of Sandy recovery funding, this bill would produce unnecessary redundancies and waste government resources. Since Sandy struck, my …
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Christie Visit to Bradley Beach focuses on importance of dunes, employment grants
With the whir of front loaders and bulldozers pushing sand on the beachfront behind him, Gov. Chris Christie today pointed to rebuilding an aggressive dune system as perhaps the most important step in restoring and safeguarding tourism, property and residents' lives along the Jersey Shore. After surveying the rebuilding of dunes flattened by Hurricane Sandy, Christie outlined how state grants for post-disaster employment needs were directly rebuilding the beachfront of Bradley Beach. Here, 12 workers were the beneficiaries of the National Emergency Grant, secured in the days following Hurricane Sandy. Christie said the grants had put 428 to work in 11 hurricane-ravaged towns statewide, with 658 more to be employed through state Department …