Work remains on fragile NJ budget deal

(AP) - The day after a fragile deal on a $29.3billion state budget was struck between Democrats who control theNew Jersey Legislature and the Republican governor's office theback room wrangling hasn't ended.

Two conservative Republicans in the Assembly still had notcommitted Tuesday to support Gov. Chris Christie's first budget.

A person involved in the budget talks says Democrats agreed tosupply the minimum number of votes needed to pass the budget if all33 Assembly Republicans and 17 Senate Republicans sign off. Theperson spoke on condition of anonymity because the budget deal isnot final.

Introduction of a budget bill also has been delayed. It won't beintroduced in the Assembly before Thursday.

A balanced budget must be in place by July 1.

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