NJ Democrats push for budget cuts reconsideration

    Democrats in the State Assembly are urging New Jersey’s new treasurer to reconsider some of the cuts Governor Chris Christie made to close a more than $2 billion dollar budget gap.

    Democrats in the State Assembly are urging New Jersey’s new treasurer to reconsider some of the cuts Governor Chris Christie made to close a more than $2 billion dollar budget gap.

    Democrats on the Assembly Budget Committee say the cuts will have a ripple effect on the state’s economy, and they’d like to see funding restored for charity hospital care, programs for the blind, and the state’s cancer institute.

    Treasurer Andrew Eristoff indicates that’s not likely.

    Eristioff:
    I don’t think it would be prudent to support or sustain a false hope that we could somehow reap an enormous windfall of extra revenue and then go back and make all kinds of last minute adjustments.

    Eristoff says the administration is now focused on the budget for the next fiscal year that Governor Christie will present to the legislature in less than a month.

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