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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Democrats give Christie’s presidential campaign a big gift

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally launch his presidential campaign at Livingston High School on Tuesday. His speech will likely boast of his accomplishments, including his recent vetoes of more than 1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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Gov. Chris Christie signs the state's 2016 budget,
Gov. Chris Christie signs the state's 2016 budget (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie slashes tax hikes, signs $34B budget

TRENTON (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto pen Friday to strip more than $1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed a roughly $34 billion budget into law.

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Lawmakers set to decide in four days how to spend $33 billion

With less than two weeks to go before lawmakers must meet a constitutional deadline for a signed and balanced state budget, New Jersey's budget process is about to kick into high gear.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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For Republicans, there’s life after Christie, says Sweeney

As New Jersey's deadline approaches to have a balanced budget in place, a showdown is brewing between Democrats and Republicans.

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Pile of Money
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Treasurer says revenues expected to exceed projections

State revenues are on pace to exceed expectations, and Gov. Chris Christie's administration will put the cash toward New Jersey's public pensions, his top treasury official said Wednesday.

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happy with money
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New Jersey is expecting up to $200 million in extra revenue

Gov. Chris Christie's administration says New Jersey now expects to collect up to $200 million in additional revenue between now and June 30.

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Bill aims to end state revenue disputes in NJ

For the past several years revenue projections presented by Gov. Chris Christie and by the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services have missed the mark which has led to finger pointing by Christie and many members of the Legislature. Now, a measure being pushed by Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic) could bring an end to revenue disputes.

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New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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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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(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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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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