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TRENTON – Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee and prime sponsor of the “New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act,” issued the following statement on the governor’s veto of the legislation (S-2135):
“The Legislature sent two bills to the governor’s desk that laid out the framework for creating a state-based exchange, one which directly addressed the concerns he expressed.
“New Jersey should have a state-based exchange. The bill vetoed by the Governor allowed New Jersey to maintain regulatory control over insurance to the greatest extent possible, to respond to market conditions, to ensure competition and to define plans that best meet the needs of New Jersey residents.
“Now, 440,000 uninsured people hang in the balance as we await the governor’s decision on this critical matter.”
NJ Senate Majority Office
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"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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