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Sweeney seeks Sandy Bill of Rights veto override

5-22-14

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Senate president wants to try to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of the Superstorm Sandy “Bill of Rights.”

Sen. Stephen Sweeney made the announcement Thursday at the home of a Manasquan family who are still waiting for aid to make repairs.

Christie conditionally vetoed the measure that was crafted by Democrats who were concerned over how the state has distributed aid.

The Republican said the bill proposed new administrative procedures and spending requirements accompanied by a “raft of partisan political findings.” The governor also said the rights were ready to “be pursued by lawyers.”

Sweeney says the measure would give storm victims answers to their questions. Sweeney says he can’t understand how any lawmaker would oppose that.