Enviros Eyeball Override Vote in the Senate

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TRENTON – Enviros today have a particular stake in the senate’s override of Governor Chris Christie’s veto of S-969, which would create a permanent dedicated source of state funding to preserve open space, farmland and historical sites.

Elliott Ruga policy director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, and Julia M. Somers, executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition (pictured above), said they were hopeful of the override.

The presence in the chamber of state Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) gave both of them a greater sense of the override’s imminent success.

A Republican, Bateman backs the override. There was also a suspicion that Senator Diane Allen (R-70 would champion the override.