New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a $10 million dollar bill that would have paid for the removal of lead paint from old housing stock. The funds would have been used to pay "lead abatement projects, relocate families whose children have high lead levels in their blood, create a web-based housing registry among other efforts, according to the bill.”

Governor Christie pocket-vetoed the bill, which means he has declined to act on it and will allow for it to expire in the legislative session. Stacy Berger, president and CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey stated,

New Jersey cannot become the next Flint, a town that sacrificed safety to be cost-effective.
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