Christie Willing to Sign Bill to Repay Furloughed State Workers

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced his stance on a new bill proposal to repay State government workers who were furloughed during the state shutdown over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

A spokesperson for Christie announced on Wednesday, July 12th, that the outgoing governor intends to sign the new bill if and when lawmakers pass it. The spokesperson reiterated that signing it into action without approval is not something the governor can do on his own.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney has said that the Chamber will meet soon to act on the legislation.

The proposed bill would allow State government employees to be compensated for their lost wages during the shutdown between July 1st and July 3rd, 2017.

There is no word yet on when lawmakers will vote on the bill.

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