Nj Budget


Christie cuts $2.4 Billion From Pension Fund, Signalling Fight Ahead

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Facing yet another budget shortfall, New Jersey's governor is cutting pension payments by $2.4 billion, triggering a major confrontation with the Democratic Legislature and the public employee unions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Chris Christie Is Taking Obamacare Funds

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Though he claims to be "no fan" of the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced this week that the state will accept the bill's expanded Medicaid coverage provision. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective, discuss the decision and what it means for the Garden State's residents and budget.


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New Jersey News

Christie Beats Tax Cut Drum in Trenton onto National Stage

Monday, July 02, 2012

Governor Chris Christie tried to cajole the Democratically controlled legislature on Monday to add tax cuts to their list of bipartisan accomplishments for the year. And to drive home the point, he hit the national airwaves after his address.


New Jersey News

Battle Over Tax Cut Continues in Trenton

Saturday, June 30, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has called a special session of the state legislature for Monday to consider his proposal to cut income taxes by 10 percent. It’s a measure that has been rejected by the Democratically-controlled state Senate and Assembly.


New Jersey News

Christie Signs Budget, But Slashes Some Items

Friday, June 29, 2012

Governor Chris Christie has signed a $31.7 billion dollar budget for the next fiscal year that starts Sunday. But he also vetoed $361 million in spending backed by  Democrats that Christie said the state can't afford.


New Jersey News

NJ Dems Pass $32B State Budget

Monday, June 25, 2012

The New Jersey Assembly passed a $32 billion budget that is on the way to Governor Chris Christie's desk. But the governor is likely to veto parts of the bill.


New Jersey News

In NJ Budget Battle, Dems Try to Stay in Sync

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Democrats control the State Senate and Assembly in New Jersey. They are currently working on a budget proposal to counter the one put out by Republican Gov. Chris Christie. But fissures within the Democratic party are making a united front difficult to achieve, and may help tip the situation to Christie's favor.

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New Jersey News

NJ Budget Officials Forecast Shows Lower Revenue

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Legislature's chief budget officer says New Jersey has achieved only half of the $1 billion in revenue growth Gov. Chris Christie anticipated for this fiscal year.


New Jersey News

NJ State Debt More Than Anticipated Revenues

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New Jersey owed nearly $34 billion at the end of the 2011 fiscal year, more than the $32 billion in anticipated state revenues in the coming fiscal year.


New Jersey News

Spring’s No Break for Tuesday’s School Vote Holdouts

Monday, April 16, 2012

The sudden move this winter by a vast majority of New Jersey school districts to November elections has drawn much of the public’s attention, but don’t tell that to a handful of districts still heading to the polls this Tuesday.


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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Both rock stars in their own right, both trying to right their states' ships, and both building serious momentum for a potential presidential run. Every Friday, we'll look at who's week will look better on a résumé come 2016.