Senate Sets Monday Vote On Open Space Question
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney tells The Associated Press the Senate will return for a vote to revive a plan to put an open space question on the November ballot.
The resolution would ask voters to approve long-term funding for open space through sales taxes already collected. If the Senate approves the resolution Monday, the Assembly could beat the deadline by calling for a vote within the week.
Gov. Chris Christie’s signature is not required, but the resolution must pass by super-majorities in both houses. The means it needs 24 of 40 votes in the Senate and 48 of 80 in the Assembly.
If OK’d by voters, up to $200 million per year in sales tax collections would be dedicated to open space preservation for the next 30 years.
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