New Jersey lawmakers are debating a bill that would require the state to reimburse municipalities that defy President Trump's ban on "sanctuary cities."

Legislation introduced in both the state Senate and Assembly would allow local governments denied federal funds due to a sanctuary city policy to apply for state matching dollars from New Jersey's Commissioner of Community Affairs. The bill was introduced last week by State Sen. Brian Stack, D-Union City, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, D-Jersey City, and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, D-Hoboken, but has met stiff resistance from some Republicans. A vote on the measure was tabled Monday and Richard McGrath, a spokesman for Senate Democrats, said no specific date has been set yet to take up the legislation.

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