Opportunity Program Grants override fails

TRENTON – The state Senate failed to restore funding for Opportunity Program Grants.

The vote was 24-13, with all Democrats supporting it, and Republicans against.

The program was reduced by $5.5 million through a line item veto by Gov. Chris Christie, reducing the allocation to about $25,519,00.

The resolution, SCR-211, sought to restore the $5.5 million in sliced funds.

Opportunity Program Grants override fails