New Jersey lawmakers are voting Monday on a pair of bills related to the recent government shutdown. The Assembly is expected to pass a bill approved by the Senate that gives retroactive pay to more than 30-thousand state workers furloughed during the three-day shutdown around the Fourth of July holiday. Governor Christie has said he will sign off on the measure. Lawmakers will also vote on legislation that keeps state parks and recreation areas open in the event of shutdown.
Beaches at state parks were closed this year to people celebrating the Fourth of July weekend after politicians failed to reach an agreement on the budget.