Democrats in New Jersey are now battling each other over the lack of a new budget which is due by midnight. Senate President Steve Sweeney says fellow democrat, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, is risking a budget shutdown because he doesn’t agree with a plan to tap Horizon’s reserves. ##
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is telling all state agencies to prepare for a funding freeze for nonessential services just in case lawmakers do not agree on a budget. Christie penned a letter to cabinet members asking them to review contingency p...
State parks could close just in time for the July 4th weekend due to the budget impasse in Trenton. Governor Christie announced Thursday night that without a budget, it’s possible the parks could shut down unless a new budget is approved by midnight Friday; Christie is blaming democrats for the lack of progress. ##
Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have failed on their first attempt to get a budget approved before Friday’s deadline. The budget needed 41 “yes” votes, and received only 24. 35 members of the Assembly didn’t even bother to vote on the democrats’ plan. ##