The horse is still dead but the beating has finally stopped.
After a 90 minute discussion of personalized sports team license plates the assembly approved a bill that would allow the state to sell specialty plates with team logos on them. Teams would collect about half the revenue on the plates.
The bill would reportedly raise somewhere between $880,000 and $1 million, a fraction of the overall $29.4 billion budget that will eventually be voted on tonight.
Democrats hammered the bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Robert Schroeder R-Bergen, over the revenue projections while Republicans sought to defend the estimate.
There was some levity in the chamber despite the belabored discussion as Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-Jersey City) told Schroeder that teams that won't admit they are from new Jersey should not make any money from personalized plates.
"If I ride down Route 3 and see a New York Giants license plate on a New Jersey car, I'm probably going to ram him."
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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