Christie says he’ll sign Transitional Aid bill

TRENTON – The governor this afternoon said he would sign the Transitional Aid bill passed today by the Legislature.

“My signature on the transitional aid bill is now guaranteed with the Legislature’s recognition that much needed aid for our urban cities must go hand in hand with common sense and permanent oversight — something the taxpayers of New Jersey demand and deserve,” Christie said in a release. 

“This legislation will finally make permanent the ongoing rigorous accountability this Administration has already been applying to transitional aid in order to prevent abuse and waste. 

“I want to thank the Legislature for working with us to get this done so that this vitally important aid is delivered to our cities that need it most.”

Christie vetoed Transitional Aid from the budget this summer because it lacked the necessary oversight provision.  The bill passed today provides $139 million for the Aid, plus $1.5 million for the oversight.

Christie says he’ll sign Transitional Aid bill