New Jersey approves billions in tax credits to lure Amazon

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(AP) - New Jersey legislators have sent to Gov. Chris Christie's desk a measure authorizing billions of dollars in tax credits to lure Amazon's second headquarters to the state.

The Democrat-led Legislature passed the bill on Monday, as they considered dozens of bills during their final session before a new governor and legislators are sworn in.

Christie, a Republican, has signaled support for the bill. He hands state government over to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Jan. 16.

Aside from the bill aimed at Amazon, lawmakers also considered legislation prohibiting operating a drone while intoxicated and a measure to crack down on reckless driving.

Financial rescue legislation for nuclear power plants appears to be on hold after outgoing Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto failed to post it for a vote.

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