TRENTON – The Assembly concurred on the DREAM Act bill negotiated between the administration and some Democrats Thursday. The tally was 50-26-1.
Partisan rhetoric before the vote earlier Thursday then led to the bill being passed. The governor conditionally vetoed the bill, the Senate concurred on the CV, and it returned to the lower chamber for concurrence before heading back down the hallway for the governor’s signature.
While some Democrats earlier talked of compromising to achieve a bill that could win passage, some advocates said they were deeply disappointed and talked about how the bill that passed means true equality still does not exist.