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Gov. Christie Hits Road to Pitch Budget

Governor Chris Christie
Governor's Office

Gov. Chris Christie has taken to the road to promote his $32.1 billion budget proposal.

Christie’s first stop came in Palisades Park on Wednesday, a day after introducing the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Christie defended his proposed 10 percent income tax cut against Democratic critics who say the reduction disproportionately benefits the wealthy. He says everyone will get the cut, though the wealthy will see a bigger reduction because they pay more in taxes.

Christie also emphasized the spending increases he’s proposed for education and higher education, both of which were cut in earlier Christie budgets.

Details are expected sometime this week on how the $212 million in additional school aid will be distributed. Most districts are expected to see a slight increase.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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