Christie Vetoes Sandy Relief Oversight Bill

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 1:24 PM ET) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed legislation establishing oversight and transparency measures to ensure that federal Superstorm Sandy relief money is properly allocated, saying the bill was redundant, wasteful and duplicates existing safeguards already in place.

Christie vetoed Assembly Bill 61 — which sought to establish a recovery funding transparency website and require comprehensive quarterly reports on how the funds were spent — saying recovery funds and projects were already prioritized expeditiously and transparently through the Office of Recovery of Rebuilding, which was established...
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