Cannabis, tax breaks, lead in water are on lame-duck agenda in NJ

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New Jersey’s top lawmakers say they plan votes on getting a marijuana legalization referendum on the ballot, as well as bills to authorize expired business tax breaks and deal with lead in the water.

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, both Democrats, addressed the lame-duck legislative session during a panel discussion Thursday with their Republican counterparts at conference of municipalities in Atlantic City.

The new legislative session starts Jan. 14. The lame-duck period is traditionally a time when outstanding issues get addressed.

Aside from marijuana, lawmakers say they hope for a deal with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on a business tax break program since the July expiration of prior incentives.

Sweeney also says he plans to pass legislation to address the “vaping crisis.”


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