TRENTON – As expected, the Senate Budget Committee passed S-4, state Senator Joe Vitale’s (D-19) Horizon restructuring bill, which is expected now to expire on the floor of the full senate.
State Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) voted for the bill, which surprised the drift at Settimo’s, which piled into the bar to report on what just went down.
The committee vote was 11-1-1.
State Senator Jeff Van Drew Abstained.
Senator Jen Beck voted no.
Editor’s Note: Multiple sources later Monday evening said Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) appeared to indeed have the votes on the floor of the senate – and would pressure Prieto – by sitting on the budget if necessary – to post S-4 in the Assembly.