NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey state legislature is expected to take up the issue of removing statues of Confederate soldiers from state buildings on Monday, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told The Associated Press that the vote is expected in the coming days and the House is expected take up legislation to remove the statues by early next week.
A committee is scheduled to take the final step of approving the measure in the House on Monday.
The move would be the latest in a series of measures in New Jersey that have come under scrutiny in recent weeks.
The governor is considering the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy from public buildings and is working with lawmakers on a new monument.
A proposal to rename a cemetery in Monmouth County after Confederate Gen. Robert E., Jr. died in the last year has also faced opposition.
Republican lawmakers, however, have been more open to the idea of reviving the statues than Democrats, with a number of them supporting the idea.