N.J. budget deadline just four weeks away

    The top Republican in the state Senate is optimistic it’ll get done on time.

    The deadline for enacting a new budget in New Jersey is now just four weeks away. The top Republican in the state Senate is optimistic it’ll get done on time.

    With a Democratic controlled legislature and a new Republican governor, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean says there are discussions on whether the Republicans will introduce this year’s budget legislation.

    “That’s part of the conversation right now,” says Kean. “Who’s going to sponsor the bills? What’s going to be in the budget provisions? I think, in the end, it’s going to be very close to what the governor first proposed.”

    Kean says he’s hoping the budget will get significant bipartisan support when it’s voted on in the legislature. Not only does he believe it will be enacted by the deadline, but says it could be done as soon as June 24th.

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