Sources tell Townsquare Media that a group of nine Assembly Democrats led by Assemblyman Joe Cryan are threatening to withhold their votes on the Democrat-sponsored State Budget unless they are assured that a vote on the controversial Rutgers-Rowan University merger is delayed.
A spokesman for the Senate Democrats says the budget bill and the millionaires’ tax hike legislation will definitely be approved in committee today, tonight or early into tomorrow morning. A spokesman for the Assembly Democrats isn’t sure whether the Assembly Budget C…
The Senate and Assembly budget committees are scheduled to consider the $32 billion State Budget bill today along with legislation to increase the state sales tax on millionaires. Democrats are sponsoring both measures. They have also added some spending to the plan, almost $130 million.
With time running out to get a tax cut deal in place, Governor Christie has launched a new kind of attack against some democratic leaders in the Assembly who are opposing his income tax reduction plan - and insisting on a tax hike for millionaires.