Poll: What’s Behind Gov. Christie’s Flurry of Vetoes, Conditional Vetoes?

NJ Spotlight | November 12, 2015 | Polling
The governor may not spend much time in New Jersey, but he was back this week, blowing through 64 bills, racking up 25 vetoes

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Gov. Chris Christie took time out of his hectic schedule campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination this week to head back to the Garden State, where a stack of pending legislation — 64 bills in all — awaited his attention. The governor signed 39 bills into law, but gave his veto pen almost as strenuous a workout, vetoing or conditionally vetoing 25 measures — leaving his critics understandably unhappy.

Among the legislation that Christie rejected outright was the “Democracy Act,” which would streamline voter registration and simplify the voter process itself — a seemingly smart move following a general election in which voter turnout barely broke 20 percent.

The governor is back on the campaign trail, leaving lawmakers on both sides of the aisle — and New Jersey residents — to deal with his decisions.