'N.J. Senate delays action again on temporary worker protections

action again on temporary worker protections

Senate President Nicholas

Scutari, D-Union, said there once again weren’t enough votes to pass the bill

Officials canceled a

scheduled vote in October for similar reasons, after four Democratic senators pulled their backing

Because Democrats

hold a 24-16 majority, any legislation that passes strictly along party lines can’t afford

Scutari said

he and Senate Minority Leader Steven Oroho, R-Sussex, agreed to the policy change about a

But Scutari told

reporters after Monday’s voting session he expected the Senate to vote on the

“There wasn’t enough

votes, but I anticipate putting it back up (for a vote) in December,”

Joseph Cryan,

D-Union, the proposal’s prime sponsor, pledged he would keep trying to pass the measure “

“Why are

they trying to deny justice to temp workers? This is a very common-sense thing just

Kimmel said he

didn’t understand why Democratic leaders wouldn’t let senators vote remotely for the

Renalda Cruz, a

temporary worker who attended the protest, said it’s “unfair” this hasn’t been

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