The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has invited several speakers to address a recent spike in violent crime.
Monday’s hearing will examine how the ongoing fiscal crisis is affecting the ability of cities and towns to maintain public safety.
Municipalities around the state have laid off police officers and firefighters to help balance their budgets.
Gov. Chris Christie last week met with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Camden Mayor Dana Redd and Trenton Mayor Tony Mack to discuss the issue.
The governor says he’s looking to maintain a balance between his responsibility to taxpayers and public safety.
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