NJ budget on track, but questions linger

(AP) - The Legislature's budget officer reportsrevenue and spending in New Jersey's $28.4 billion budget are ontrack through the first half of the fiscal year.But

TRENTON - (AP) - The Legislature's budget officer reportsrevenue and spending in New Jersey's $28.4 billion budget are ontrack through the first half of the fiscal year.

But the state may not see all of the revenue it anticipates fromseizing unclaimed property, privatizing services and stoppingMedicaid fraud.

Budget officer David Rosen told the Assembly Budget CommitteeThursday he had no information on whether the administration wouldachieve $190 million in savings it had assumed from those sources.

State Treasurer Andrew Eristoff declined to appear before thecommittee.

Committee Chairman Lou Greenwald said Eristoff would have beenable to address questions that remained unanswered.

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