Voters in the Northeast approved $570.8 million of borrowing, including a $400 million open-space initiative in New Jersey, as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won a third term and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine lost to Republican candidate Chris Christie.
Garden State voters narrowly passed $400 million of bonding for land preservation and clean water initiatives, with unofficial results showing 813,536 in favor and 745,002 against. The unofficial numbers are from the state’s Division of Elections and county board of election results. The bond proceeds will help top up the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund, which ran out of funding on June 30.