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NJ Assembly panel to hear state budget concerns

Local News | Mar 18, 2014

NJ Assembly panel to hear state budget concerns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents are getting a chance to weigh in on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal.

The state Assembly Budget Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday morning on the $34.4 billion spending plan. It will be held at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.

Unlike hearings that will be held later this year, there are no specific invited guests at this session, so the discussions could be wide-ranging.

Christie’s administration projects higher revenue in the coming fiscal year. But about half of it is earmarked to cover rising public-worker pension fund contributions.

Lawmakers must approve the budget by July 1 and it has to be balanced.

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