N.J. Budget Committees Advance Bills To Raise Taxes On Corporations, High EarnersThe New Jersey State Assembly budget committee on Tuesday night advanced bills to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, as an alternative to Gov. Chris Christie's plan to slash the state's contribution to public employee pension funds.
Christie: Budget Must Be Balanced With Pension, Retiree Health Care Cuts In a stunning announcement, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said there will be no tax hikes to deal with the state’s enormous budget cap – and instead, there will be no payments for retiree pension and health benefits.
Christie: $800 Million Budget Shortfall Cold Mean Cuts, Property Tax Rebate DelaysA huge budget shortfall could force the Christie administration to make painful cuts in state programs in New Jersey.
Sources: Cuomo Could Overrule de Blasio In Charter School BattleMayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn't the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.
Critics: State Budget Favors Buffalo Bills, Hollywood Over Cancer PreventionSome critics are not happy that the proposed New York State budget cuts funding for cancer screenings and teen smoking prevention programs, but expands spending to help the Buffalo Bills and Hollywood.
N.Y. State Senate Holds Sunday Session To Advance Budget BillInstead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.
State Budget Provides Grants To Gas Stations In The Event Of A SuperstormThe New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.
Cuomo, State Lawmakers Work To Hammer Out Budget DealNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders were hoping Sunday to announce agreement on the third straight on-time budget.
N.J. Budget To Award Hospitals $675 Million For Charity CareThe state budget recently proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would divide $675 million in charity care funds between New Jersey hospitals – roughly the same amount that was allocated during the current fiscal year.
NJ Assembly Continues Review Of Gov. Christie's Budget CutsAn Assembly panel will gather Wednesday to hear how a $10 million cut in funding to legal services for low-income residents will affect those who can't afford to hire a lawyer.
Gov. Chris Christie Touts Tax Relief As NJ Lawmakers Review Budget CutsChristie said his budget doubles a property tax relief program for seniors and spends $90 million more on a program that freezes seniors' property taxes.
New Jersey Seniors To Discuss Budget Cuts With Assembly Budget CommitteeNursing homes lost about $30 million in aid. A program that helped keep the aged, blind and disabled population out of managed care was cut by $11 million.