Christie Vetoes Addition to Lead Hazard Fund

1/27/2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a $10 million increase to the White-X-in-red-circle-(1).pngLead Hazard Control Fund which had been used for other purposes. Christie did not release a reason for vetoing the bill, but he has not funded the Lead Hazard Contol Fund since he entered office in 2011. In fact, it has only been fully funded once in its twelve years.

Senator Ronald Rice, D-Essex said, "This veto is an insult to the residents of New Jersey. For years, money has been raided from the state fund that is intended to protect children from lead poisoning. We continue to have thousands of children with elevated levels and who are living in unsafe homes, and the state refuses to take needed action. The most disturbing part of all this is that lead poisoning is preventable." 
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