Friday, June 18, 2010

Democrats Surrender to Christie in N.J. Budget Battle

What looked to be an impending showdown between the Democratic-controlled New Jersey legislature and Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the state budget for fiscal 2011 may be over before it ever began. Democrats in the state assembly publicly conceded this week that Christie’s $29 billion budget would pass largely intact with Democratic support. The move comes on the heels of last week’s collision between Christie and State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Camden).

Sweeney delivered two bills reinstating New Jersey’s expired “millionaire’s tax” to the governor’s office in the State House, only to see Christie veto the bills almost as quickly...

[It can be done. It's called resolve and it works - Reagan taught us that.]


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