Gov. Christie set to privatize some state jobs

State officials say Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) will announce plans Thursday to form a commission tasked with privatizing as many as 2,000 state jobs.

Christie's privatization task force would identify which jobs and departments would be controlled by private companies. The commission would also be charged with laying out a plan to accomplish the transfer.

The announcement comes days before Christie is scheduled to present the state budget. The governor is working to bridge the $11 billion budget deficit the state faces for the 2010 fiscal year.

The plan would go into effect in January.

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