Christie's budget gives most aid to urban areas

Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget would reduce state aid to municipalities by $445 million.

Christie's administration released a breakdown of state aid to towns and cities Thursday. The plan, announced by Acting Community Affairs Commissioner Lori Grifa, showed that urban communities would be receiving the bulk of the $1.46 billion in total aid.

The top five amounts of municipal aid announced were $91 million to Newark, $64 million to Jersey City, $47 million to Camden, $44 million to Trenton and $33 million to Paterson.

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