Chris Christie Budget


After 'Accord' NJ Union Pulls Out of Pension Talks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Governor Chris Christie touted an "unprecedented accord" with the state's largest teachers union on pension reform. The union said there was no deal, and has called off negotiations.

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NJ Gets Record Number of Downgrades Under Christie

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As S&P and Fitch both lower New Jersey's bond rating, agencies say the state's difficulty balancing its budget, heavy debt burden, and growing pension liability are cause for concern.

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NJ Assembly Looks Into Unspent Foreclosure Funds

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.


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Most NJ School Districts Set for Slight Uptick in Aid

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Jersey's Education chief says 90 percent of school districts would see modest increases in state aid under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.


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Christie's Budget Sets Stage for 2013

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The 2013 gubernatorial race is still over a year away, but in many ways the budget address Governor Chris Christie gave on Tuesday is critical to setting up the backdrop for his potential re-election bid.  Christie is positioning Democrats to look like they oppose a tax cut for everybody.

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Christie's Cuts: How NJ Budget Affects State, Fall Elections

Friday, July 01, 2011

This was a pretty smart one; he hasn't disrupted things too much. Even the school cuts, probably the biggest ones of the budget, were already struck for the fall, and their tax bills are already going out. It's not like this was money that's going to lead to yet more layoffs in the schools.

John Mooney, education writer and co-founder of, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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