No ballot measures certified in New Jersey for 2010

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August 9, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

TRENTON, New Jersey: The State of New Jersey will not have any statewide ballot measures on the November 2010 ballot. This comes from the Legislature not scheduling a floor vote to approve two measures before the August 2, 2010, qualifying deadline. Also, one measure was killed by a compromise agreement between lawmakers and the Governor[1].

Both the sports betting and pension fund amendments were not approved by both houses of the Legislature before the qualifying deadline[1][2][3][4]. The "Cap 2.5" Amendment did not qualify due to a compromise agreement reached between the Governor and the Legislature on July 3, 2010[5]. The agreement made the cap a statutory law instead of an amendment to the state constitution[5].

Under law, all statewide referendums must be qualified three months before the election that is scheduled to be on the ballot[1].

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