TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has laid out his budget proposal for the upcoming year. Lawmakers are divided over whether or not they like the proposal.
The governor's 129-page budget summary lays out his plan for how to tax, spend and pay for New Jersey's state government.
Many Democrats say that what the governor is calling "The New Normal" seems pretty old hat. Democrats also blasted what they called fuzzy math from the governor's office. Republicans saw things a little differently, Assemblyman Joe Malone (R-N.J.) told News 12 New Jersey, "We finally have a governor now who is really going to make a difference in the lives of everyday people and the taxpayers of this state. The people of the state have been crying for this." State Sen. Stephen Sweeney (D-N.J.) said these things are never easy, but they will try to work together to get something passed.
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