N.J. Lawmakers Approve Bills Regarding State Shutdowns

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New Jersey lawmakers have approved a number of bills in response to the state government shutdown that affected New Jersey during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Early on Monday, July 31st, the State Legislature approved a measure to pay state workers who were furloughed during the shutdown. That measure will now head to Governor Chris Christie's desk for his approval and signature.

The State Assembly also approved two measures that were created following backlash over Christie's use of the Governor's beach house after state parks were closed to the public.

One measure would force the governor's beach house to close during a shutdown, and the other would keep state parks open during a shutdown. Both of those bills will now make their way to the State Senate. 

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