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.
It's easy to get lost in the maze of politics and number-crunching when you hear about a budget deficit, but if New Jersey really is a quarter-billion-dollars in the red for the Fiscal Year that ended June 30 it could affect your wallet.
A bill sponsored by State Senator Jeff Van Drew to reduce the number of vehicles in state government by 10% each fiscal year for five consecutive years stalled yesterday in the Senate Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.