New Jersey lawmakers review cuts to senior programs

    The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee is reviewing cuts Gov. Chris Christie has made to some of the state’s senior services.

    Passed June 30, the budget included $1.3 billion fewer than Dems planned for, including a $30 million cut to nursing homes.

    Christie’s administration says the cuts were made to over-funded accounts and won’t affect programs or services to seniors, but as the Associated Press report, a group from one long-term care facility for the disabled says the cuts endanger their chance to live normal lives.

     

    Hearings will continue throughout the day.

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