NJ Gov. Nixes Project Labor Agreements In Sandy Rebuilding

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed more of the state’s public works projects to use project labor agreements, saying the bill would slow New Jersey’s effort to repair the damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Christie issued an absolute veto on S2425, which would have broadened the definition of “public works project” to include highways, bridges, pumping stations, and water and sewage plans, thereby making such projects eligible for project labor agreements. Christie said in his veto statement that opening...
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