Christie says he’ll restore city funds with oversight

    Update: The Associated Press reports Christie will restore the city funding with oversight. The guv says he cut the $139 million from the budget after Dems removed critical oversight language.

    Dems wanted the funding to come from the Department of Community Affairs, not the transitional aid program itself.

    Orignal report: New Jersey cities are hopeful they’ll see at least some of the transitional funding they were expecting from the state.

     

    Gov. Chris Christie cut $139 million in funding to struggling cities from the state budget, but Democrats want to restore at least part of it.

     

    NJ.com reports negotiations are expected to begin this week to determine how much funding can be restored, and where the money would come from.

    Efforts by Senate Democrats to override some of Christie’s budget vetoes failed to garner enough Republican support.

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