N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie pig bill veto, immigration poll, and more

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N.J. POLITICS ROUNDUP

A collection of political news from the Statehouse and around New Jersey

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a controversial bill that would have banned the use of pig gestation crates in New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Star-Ledger political columnist Paul Mulshine writes that Christie “had no choice but to veto the bill.”

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POLL: OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION ORDER

Was President Obama correct to issue an executive order that would allow an estimated 4 million unauthorized immigrants to work in the U.S. and not worry about being deported? Vote in the informal, unscientific poll at right.

ATLANTIC CITY LIVE VIDEO CHAT TODAY

NJ Advance Media will host a live video chat at 11 a.m. today for a live video chat about Atlantic City’s recent struggles with state Sen. Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic).

THE AUDITOR: CHO, GARRETT REMATCH?

A look at how Democrat Roy Cho may consider a rematch against U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.).

FROM THE WEEKEND …

• Christie’s administration pulled the plug on a seven-year-old $118.3 million contract for what had been billed as a “comprehensive and cutting-edge” computer system to make Medicaid, food stamps and other social welfare programs easier to manage, including some that have been hobbled by backlogs, NJ Advance Media learned.

• Christie signed a bill that removes antiquated and anachronistic statutes from New Jersey’s lawbooks.

• A new bill making its way through the state Legislature would ban the fad of “coal rolling” in New Jersey.

NJ Advance Media staff writers Claude Brodesser-Akner, Matt Friedman, and Susan K. Livio contributed to this report.

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