No Vote on NJ Budget Today
Backroom negotiations continue today as lawmakers in the State Senate and General Assembly work with Gov. Chris Christie’s Administration to reach a deal on a State Budget. The Senate Budget Committee was expected to approve a budget bill today, but that’s now on hold for up to two days according to Sen. Paul Sarlo, the panel’s chairman.
“We’re working out some of the specifics on the budget language,” says Sarlo. “Within the next 48 hours we will be convening to have a budget bill out.”
The ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee is not thrilled with the delay.
“We were under the understanding that they (Democrats) were going to have a budget ready for us today so I’m a little disappointed,” says Sen. Tony Bucco. “Hopefully they’ll be able to put it all together by Thursday and see where it goes from there.”