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New Jersey Beaches And Parks Still At Risk For Closure During Shutdowns

June 23, 2018 - 1:44 pm
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NEW JERSEY (WCBS 880) -- New Jersey’s beaches and parks are still at risk for another shutdown.

After last year, lawmakers vowed to pass legislation that would keep New Jersey State-run beaches and parks opened should it ever happen again.

However, a bill that would have done just what they promised has yet to be passed over a year later.

Assemblyman John McKeon sponsored the measure and said the bill had not advanced due to tense budget negotiations with Gov. Phil Murphy.

“We should have passed it several months ago,” McKeon explained. “But, as we got closer to the deadline, it would have given one an impression that the legislature didn’t want to negotiate and wanted to see a shutdown.”

McKeon continued saying he believes lawmakers are close to an agreement and he remains hopeful they can do so before the June 30th deadline.