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State lawmakers must fill $800 million budget shortfall; Christie says he'll consider spending cuts

Legislators must fill an $800 million gap in

Legislators must fill an $800 million gap in the state's budget. Gov. Chris Christie says he'll do whatever he can, including making major cuts in spending. (April 29, 2014 8:10 PM)

Legislators must fill an $800 million gap in the state's budget. Gov. Chris Christie says he'll do whatever he can, including making major cuts in spending.

"I'm going to use every tool at my disposal to get a balanced budget," Christie says. "Because the paramount issue is balancing the budget, that's a constitutional requirement."

The governor has faced a big budget gap before, and...

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