VAN DREW SPONSORING BILL TO GIVE MAYOR'S VETO POWER

New legislation has been introduced to help local mayors control spending from different boards and authorities. State Senator Jeff Van Drew tells Coastal Broadcasting that he has sponsored a bill that would allow a mayor, with the permission of council, veto power over boards in the town. Gov. Chris Christie has this power, as he has vetoed minutes from meetings from a number of state agencies. A bill granting county freeholder directors the power was signed into law earlier this year. Van Drew believes have a more watchful eye on spending, event at the local level, is useful.

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