Gov. Jim Florio's proposed $325 million environmental bond issue appears unlikely to make it to New Jersey's November ballot, as the state Senate is not scheduled to vote on the matter in time to beat a looming deadline.

For voters to have a chance to decide the issue in November, legislation creating the ballot question must be approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Florio by Aug. 27, according to Diane Russell, a special assistant to the governor.

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