NJ Senate fails to undo college tuition aid cuts

(AP) - Democrats were unable to muster enoughvotes to restore $46.5 million in college tuition aid that Gov.Chris Christie cut from the New Jersey budget.The

TRENTON - (AP) - Democrats were unable to muster enoughvotes to restore $46.5 million in college tuition aid that Gov.Chris Christie cut from the New Jersey budget.

The Democrats' budget included more than $340 million to helpstudents with financial need attend state universities andcommunity colleges, but Christie trimmed it to less than $300million before he signed the budget.

All 24 Senate Democrats voted to restore the funding. NoRepublicans voted with them.

An attempt to reverse $3 million in cuts to an after-school alsofailed in the Senate Tuesday.

Lawmakers will also try to restore other social programs and$139 million in aid to distressed communities, but those votes areexpected to fail as Democrats fall short of the 27 votes needed tooverride Christie's veto.

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