Though legislative leaders are attempting to work with Gov. Phil Murphy on changes to a medical marijuana bill pulled from the board Monday, they aren’t making any promises.
“There’s no commitment to do any of the things that are in their request, only to look at it, and we have the luxury now of not having a bill that is already passed,” Coughlin told members of his caucus in a closed-door meeting Monday. “We have the luxury of making the change anyway, and we have 10 days before our next voting session, so let’s see what we can do.”
The New Jersey Globe obtained the recording from a member of the Assembly majority caucus who provided it on the condition of anonymity.
In a press gaggle on Monday, Coughlin told reporters that he hadn’t yet looked into the governor’s proposals.
“The truth of the matter is we got the comments on Friday,” Coughlin said. “I was a little occupied over the weekend, so I’m not willing or able to speak to what is exactly included in that, but we’ll start to take a deeper dive on those today.”