NJ residents split on Christie's proposed cuts

Gov. Chris Christie proposed large cuts during his budget address. Wednesday, people around the Garden State weighed in on the proposed cuts.

Polls show the cuts are what many in New Jersey wanted. However, Mary Forsberg, of the New Jersey Policy Perspective, says that once people start to realize that the changes will effect them directly, they won't be so happy.

Christie announced sweeping cuts across many state agencies in an effort to correct New Jersey's financial position. The $29.3 billion budget proposal would eliminate property tax rebates for 2010 and cut state aid to towns and schools by more than $1 billion. The cuts would result in 1,300 state employee layoffs.

The state constitution requires the new budget be voted on and signed by July 1.

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