Christie seeks to repeal Bergen blue laws
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) proposed a repeal of Bergen County's blue law in his budget address Tuesday.
Blue laws enacted in Bergen County prevent retailers from doing business on Sundays.
County and local officials say repealing the laws would cause towns to incur additional costs due to potential increases to traffic and crime. Officials also argued that the repeal would create a strain on local infrastructures.
Paramus Mayor James Tedesco said he has four words for the governor, "Over my dead body".
Gov. Christie says the proposal would generate $65 million a year in additional sales tax revenue.