Hurricane Sandy and Bridgegate have not put an end to partisan politics in New Jersey, one editorialist on NorthJersey.com has argued.
The editorial cited Gov. Chris Christie's recent veto of Senate President Stephen Sweeney's "Sandy Bill of Rights," which passed both houses in March unanimously, as an example. The bill outlined application requirements, status updates, and appeals processes for Sandy and future storm aid applications, the editorial said.
The governor vetoed the bill saying some requirements were redundant and conflicted with federal standards, it said. The editorial called out the 13 Senate Republicans who, after passing the bill initially, did not join Democrats in overriding the veto, it said.
The editorial argued the Senators' non-override was an example of partisan politics.