AP Sources: Tentative deal reached on NJ budget
(AP) - A tentative compromise has been reached on a $29.3 billion New Jersey budget.
Democrats who control the Legislature and the Republicangovernor's office reached an accord Monday, but negotiations ontechnical issues remain.
Members of both parties involved in the talks, who spoke oncondition of anonymity because the agreement is not final, say itwould restore more than $100 million to programs and services thatGov. Chris Christie proposed cutting.
The money restored will be offset by cuts elsewhere in thebudget.
Educational programs and scholarships, workshops for thedisabled and Urban Enterprise Zones all will get more funding thanoriginally proposed.
However, 58 family planning centers will lose their entire stateallocation of $7.5 million.
A balanced budget must be in place by July 1.