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Democrats Again Refuse to Remove Pork and Policy from the Budget

Thursday night, Republican members of the conference committee again attempted to remove policy and pork projects from the budget. Again Democrats voted in lockstep to keep their policy and pet projects alive. The final budget bill passed the Senate with nearly $50 million in earmarks scattered in certain legislative districts.

The budget bill now goes to the State Assembly where they are expected to act quickly. It will then go to the Governor who can exercise his partial veto to make further changes. I will be urging the Governor to use his partial veto to remove the policy and earmarks.