State Senate passes 47 bills, including $33 million budget

The New Jersey Senate passed a $33 million budget while considering more than 100 bills in Trenton today, as the lawmakers scrambled to pass critical

The New Jersey Senate passed a $33 million budget while considering more than 100 bills in Trenton today, as the lawmakers scrambled to pass critical legislation before the summer break.

The New Jersey Senate passed a $33 million budget while considering more than 100 bills in Trenton today, as the lawmakers scrambled to pass critical legislation before the summer break. (6/20/13)

TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate passed a $33 million budget while considering more than 100 bills in Trenton today, as the lawmakers scrambled to pass critical legislation before the summer break.

The Senate passed 47 bills, including a plan to allow parents to give their children medical marijuana with a doctor's approval. That bill was passed on to the Assembly.

Other bills passed include one that stiffens penalties for animal cruelty, named after Patrick the abused pit bull from Newark.

Gov. Chris Christie will have until June 30 to veto any parts of the budget he doesn't agree with or sign it as is.
 

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