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Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (Michael Symons)
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (Michael Symons)
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Shutdown rerun: Assembly vote on budget fails, midnight deadline expires

For the second straight day, a vote on the state budget falls short. A partial shutdown of state government services appears likely.

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Budget Presser
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Shutdown showdown: What’s next in state budget impasse?

Unless someone changes his position, it’s difficult to foresee how the budget impasse ends without a temporary shutdown of some government services.

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prisoner in jail (sakhorn38, ThinkStock)
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Surprise skirmish with ex-Gov. McGreevey over prisoner re-entry funding

Lawmakers last year added $5M to the state budget to support prisoner re-entry programs. They're looking for more — but actually see a cut in the budget plan.

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Donald Trump And Mike Pence Continue USA Thank You Tour 2016 In Des Moines
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Why Trump’s tax-cut promise has NJ worried about its own budget

Our budget could be pinched if people wait to claim capital gains, hoping for a federal tax cut.

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Budget trouble ahead? NJ tax collections a cause for concern, but not panic

State tax collections are off to a sluggish start four months into New Jersey’s fiscal year, raising the prospect of budget trouble ahead if things don’t rebound.

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The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media)
The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media)
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NJ lawmakers are about to approve a $34.8B budget for 2017

State lawmakers are set to approve a $34.8 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year Monday. Democrats added around $275 million to Gov. Chris Christie's plan.

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(Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images News)
(Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images News)
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Which tax is worse for NJ: the millionaires tax or the gas tax?

New Jersey's budget problem has Democrats crafting a painful game of "Would You Rather." 

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NJ Lawmakers battle over family planning funds (Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
NJ Lawmakers battle over family planning funds (Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
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Lawmakers battle over family planning funds in New Jersey

In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie eliminated $7.45 million as a state budget line item for family planning and other women's health services. Every since then, Democratic lawmakers have added the funding into the state budget only to see Christie veto the money out.

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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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Millionaire’s tax hike – Take five

A millionaire's tax increase is likely to be included in the budget proposal expected to be introduced on Monday by Democratic leaders in the New Jersey Legislature.

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