Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Will Gov. Christie sign or pocket-veto energy, enviro bills?

The clock is ticking on today's deadline for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to decide whether to sign any of the scores of  bills sent to his desk in the last days of the 216th Legislative Session which ended on Jan. 6.

Because his action will take place after the session had ended, the law allows him to sign all of the bills--or some of the bills--or 'pocket veto' bills simply by taking no action on them.

In choosing the latter course, the governor need not explain in a veto message the reason for his decision.

We are watching closely and will report later today on the energy and environment bills that may win his signature and those that never make it out of his pocket.


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