- Associated Press - Monday, January 8, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on the New Jersey Legislature’s final day of voting for the current session (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

The New Jersey Assembly approved a bill to allow a handful of public officials to re-enroll in the pension system after being kicked off when elected to a new office.

The bill now heads to GOP Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the bill that passed corrects an oversight in the 2007 law that established a 401(k)-style retirement plan for newly elected officials

Former Democratic Camden Mayor Dana Redd is among the officials who would benefit. Sweeney confirmed that Democratic lawmakers James Beach, a Camden County state senator, and Ralph Caputo, an Essex County assemblyman, could also benefit from the legislation.

New Jersey has one of the worst-funded pensions in the country, with a liability estimated at about $80 billion to $90 billion.

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4:10 p.m.

New Jersey legislators have sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk a measure authorizing billions of dollars in tax credits to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to the state.

The Democrat-led Legislature passed the bill on Monday, as they considered dozens of bills during their final session before a new governor and legislators are sworn in.

Christie, a Republican, has signaled support for the bill. He hands state government over to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Jan. 16.

Aside from the bill aimed at Amazon, lawmakers also considered legislation prohibiting operating a drone while intoxicated and a measure to crack down on reckless driving.

Financial rescue legislation for nuclear power plants appears to be on hold after outgoing Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto failed to post it for a vote.

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