Christie, legislative officials to detail revenue estimates

    The Assembly is set to hear dueling budget projections from the Christie administration and the Democratic-controlled Legislature’s fiscal guru.

    The Office of Legislative Services and the state treasurer will take questions from the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday.

    Lawmakers say the estimates are likely to match this year.

    That’s a difference compared with last year when Gov. Chris Christie’s projections fell about $1 billion short of expectations while legislative estimates proved closer to receipts.

    The shortfall resulted in the governor cutting payments to the state’s public pension fund, angering Democrats and spurring unions to file a lawsuit.

    The state Senate will hold similar hearings tomorrow.

    Christie’s 2016 budget puts revenues at $34.2 billion, which the treasurer is expected to discuss in detail.

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