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New Jersey Budget

Here's How to Fix New Jersey's Budget and Pension Problems

Bob Williams | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Bob Williams

New Jersey's day of fiscal reckoning is here. The state currently faces a more than $800 million shortfall for the current budget period ending on June 30, and another $1.2 billion shortfall for the following period.

Save NJ From Christie's Bad Policies

John Atlas | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
John Atlas

Feb. 25; Trenton, New Jersey This afternoon, Governor Christie finished his 5th budget address to the NJ Legislature and once again has demonstrated ...

Dems, Christie Come To Surprising Agreement

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Chris Mondics | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

TRENTON -- There was a time in the not-too-distant past when getting a state budget through the New Jersey Legislature and signed by the governor had ...

Christie Shies Away From Big Cuts After Past Defeat

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, New Jersey, Feb 26 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented a new state budget on Tuesday, but the popular Republican shied...

New Jersey Lawmakers Face Budgetary Pain

The Philadelphia Inquirer | JOELLE FARRELL | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

New Jersey lawmakers expect to hear more uncomfortable talk about the state's finances as they gather in the new year. The Senate Budget and Appropri...

Christie Caught At Center Of Ugly Political Spat

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and legislative Democrats got set for a budget showdown with less than a week before fiscal 2013 begins, as the Rep...

Drinking the Tax-Cut Kool-Aid in New Jersey

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 06.19.2012 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

The investments we need to create jobs and build a strong economy are being short-changed as leaders from both parties continue to drink the tax-cut Kool-Aid.

A Closer Look at Gov. Christie's Unrealistic Budget Plan for New Jersey

Deborah Howlett | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Deborah Howlett

About that 10 percent income tax cut that Gov. Christie promised us last week ... don't start planning that dream vacation quite yet.

NJ's Budget: A Political Game With Dire Consequences

LaVar Young | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
LaVar Young

Last week's political showdown over the budget in New Jersey had democratic lawmakers fighting dirty and Governor Chris Christie fighting dirtier, and winning big.

New Jersey Protecting Non-Merit Pay, Seniority For Teachers

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced last week that all school districts in the state will see at least a 2 percent increase in operating budgets....

WATCH: Pat Quinn Takes On New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Illinois lawmakers voted to pass an income tax increase to address the state's dire budget crisis, other states have been trying to get business...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Proposes $173 Mil Cut To Higher Ed

Daily Targum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

[Rutgers] University President Richard L. McCormick was one of 17 public college and university presidents who headed to Trenton yesterday to object t...

Governor Chris Christie Off To Strong Start

AP | BETH DeFALCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — There's not a lot that's small about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He is a big man with a big personality and a big problem &n...

Tens Of Thousands Protest Budget Cuts Targeting Social Services, Unions, Nonprofits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A crowd estimated at 30,000 to 35,000 people gathered Saturday near New Jersey's Statehouse to protest Gov. Chris Christie's pro...

New Jersey Slashes College Funds

Daily Targum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For many University students, a higher education in New Jersey may soon require deeper pockets. Gov. Chris Christie's proposed fiscal year 2011 bud...

Christie Cuts $18.5 Mill

Daily Targum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In a series of proposed sweeping cuts aimed at closing a $2.2 billion gap in the state's current-year budget by June 30, Gov. Chris Christie announced...