Monday, December 19, 2016

Lawmakers Pull Newspaper Legal Ad Bill

TRENTON — A controversial bill allowing government agencies to post legal notices on their websites instead of in newspapers, a proposal that some said would limit government transparency, was pulled Monday after Assembly Democrats couldn’t find enough support during the final voting session of the year.
Supporters of the bill worked throughout the day to try to rally support for measure, including a three-hour-caucus meeting, to no avail. The Assembly was originally supposed to vote on the measure at 1 p.m. but it was pulled at 6:40 p.m.

 “I think it will come back in the first quarter of 2017 before they meet again in March,” Blum said. “By then we hopefully have the opportunity to get better data and had several meetings with other legislature that would hopefully be willing to partner with us to come up with a better deal.”

 (Christie's book deal pulled)
 The Assembly also pulled a bill that would have allowed Gov. Chris Christie to cash in on a book deal while in office and granted raises to staff members. Democratic officials said the bill will not be reconsidered.

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