Revenue projections likely to be similar, NJ lawmakers say

    Budget gurus for the Christie administration and the Democratic-controlled Legislature are set to say how much money New Jersey will bring in this year and lawmakers say unlike last year their views will likely align.

    Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff and Office of Legislative Services director David Rosen will testify before the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday.

    Lawmakers say the projections matter because they help determine how much money the Legislature and the governor can spend in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

    While Democrats and Republicans aren’t predicting a big difference in revenue projections, they’re at odds over high-profile issues like how much to pay into the public pension fund and whether to increase taxes on gasoline to shore up the transportation trust fund.

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