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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Budget dealing is far from done in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie has proposed a $33.8 billion State Budget that keeps funding essentially flat for schools, higher education, municipalities and property tax relief programs. But the spending plan will not be adopted as is, because budgets never are.

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(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Are Christie and the NJEA finally playing nice?

Gov. Chris Christie says he and the teacher's union finally agree on pension and benefit reforms. The NJEA is saying, 'not so fast.'

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJEA to Christie – Not so fast on that pension ‘accord’

Not so fast, the New Jersey Education Association is saying, after Gov. Chris Christie's budget address Tuesday.

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Assemblyman launches NJ ‘Fiscal Sanity Tour’

For more than a decade, New Jersey has been cash-strapped, to say the least. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said it is time for a common sense approach to righting the ship. At a State House press conference Monday, Bramnick announced his summer "Fiscal Sanity" tour.

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Governor Chris Christie addresses budget shortfalls in Trenton.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie addresses budget shortfalls in Trenton. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie vetoes Democrats’ tax hike [AUDIO/VIDEO]

As he vowed to do, Gov. Chris Christie signed a balanced $32.5 billion state budget into law Monday, but not before he cut two tax increases Democrats inserted to generate revenue to fully fund their year's public employees' pension fund payment.

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The Statehouse
Governor's Office, Tim Larsen
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Legislature approves largest budget in NJ history [AUDIO/VIDEO]

The full New Jersey Senate passed a $34.1 billion state budget on Thursday, voting along party lines, with Democrats supporting the spending plan, while Republicans voted against it.

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Vinnie Prieto
Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Does NJ have a spending problem or revenue problem? [POLL]

Jim has been talking about the "chicken or the egg" argument in New Jersey and who is to blame for the state's financial woes.

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Governor Chris Christie addresses budget shortfalls in Trenton.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie addresses budget shortfalls in Trenton. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Judge hearing arguments in NJ pension case [AUDIO]

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to prevent Gov. Chris Christie from slashing this fiscal year's payment into the public employees' pension fund.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Dems agree on millionaire’s tax [AUDIO]

To meet the state's obligations like fully funding the pension system, the two have agreed to propose a tax increase that would impact only the New Jersey residents earning $1 million a year or more.

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Assembly Chamber at the Statehouse
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Assembly GOP blasts Dems’ budget plan [AUDIO]

With Democrats in the state Assembly and Senate recently unveiling alternative budget proposals, both of which hike taxes on New Jersey's wealthiest residents, Assembly Republicans held a State House press conference Monday to blast those plans.

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