NJ Dems take issue with gov. on affordable housing - My9 New Jersey

NJ Dems take issue with gov. on affordable housing

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Legislative Democrats say a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie misstated what actions they had taken with regards to affordable housing funds.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak had expressed disappointment Friday over an appeals court ruling that the state government could not seize money that towns had set aside for affordable housing. Drewniak had added that legislative Democrats had crafted and voted in favor of a state budget that included use of the funds.

Assembly spokesman Tom Hester Jr. countered on Saturday that Democrats had included budget language that prevented a raid on the funds, and passed a bill giving towns more time to spend the money. Hester says Christie line item vetoed the language and vetoed the bill.

Drewniak did not respond Saturday to a request for comment.

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