TRENTON - The Assembly approved a slew of job-creation bills during its final voting session of the year.
Gov. Christie, a Republican, typically refuses to talk about legislation until he signs or vetoes it. But at a news conference last month, Christie said he would prefer a tax cut to "more programs." He also has said that he would not approve spending bills that are not part of budget negotiations. The jobs package would cost about $20 million, according to Democratic Assembly leaders.
One bill heading to the governor's desk after final approval Monday is the so-called angel investor tax credit. It would offer credits of up to $50,000 to technology start-ups.
Christie vetoed the bill in 2011 despite bipartisan support.
A bill to help veterans find jobs passed unanimously in the Assembly on Monday and headed to Christie.
The Assembly also approved a revamped version of a previously vetoed bill that would offer a stipend to unemployed workers receiving on-the-job training. Democrats halved its cost to $1.5 million.