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NJ Lawmakers Spar Over Priorities

Leaders of the Assembly Republican caucus held a Statehouse press conference Monday to call on Democrats to take action on various reform bills stalled in the legislature. A spokesman for the Assembly Democrats said Republicans are standing in the way of important legislation that is already advancing.

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NJ Treasurer Nixes Millionaire’s Tax Hike [POLL/AUDIO]

Despite needing to plug a nearly $807 million budget gap before June 30, a hike in New Jersey's millionaire's tax is not likely to happen as a method for producing new revenue according to state treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff.

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Christie: All Budget Balancing Options on the Table [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie has vowed not to increase taxes, so in order to close the $807 million hole in the current year's budget, deep spending cuts are very likely.

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Dem: Budget Adjustments Could Total $800M

The head of the Senate Budget Committee says New Jersey is facing significant late-year budget cuts because Gov. Chris Christie's administration overestimated how much tax revenue the state would receive.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney: We’ll Be Able to Reach a Budget Deal [AUDIO]

Will New Jersey's revenue shortfall affect the ability of state officials to hammer out a final budget deal? State Senate President Steve Sweeney doesn't think so.

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Coalition: NJ Lawmakers Must Consider Tax Hikes [AUDIO]

If New Jersey is going to invest in its most important priorities, the legislature should pass its own budget, and it should include revenue raisers according to Better Choices for New Jersey, a coalition of business groups, environmentalists and labor leaders.

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NJ Domestic Violence Group Makes Plea for More Funding [AUDIO]

Dozens of groups turned out for a public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $34.4 billion state budget proposal at the Statehouse on Tuesday. Most asked for some extra money to be included for their groups, including an advocate for battered women who made a very compelling case for more funds.

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Delivers Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Address
Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images)
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Gov Christie’s Budget Likely to Remain Unchanged

At just under $34.5 billion, Gov. Chris Christie’s Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget proposal would be the largest spending plan in state history, but that does not mean New Jersey is flush with cash.

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Senate Rejects House Conditions on Spending Bill

The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill.

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Republican Study Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) (2nd L) introduces the RSC's "American Health Care Reform Act" during a press conference with other members of the committee
Republican Study Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) (2nd L) introduces the RSC's "American Health Care Reform Act" during a press conference with other members of the committee ( Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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House To Vote On Stopgap Funding Bill, Obamacare

The GOP-controlled House is cruising toward a vote to gut President Barack Obama's health care plan as part of a temporary funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.

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