I am gravely concerned that Governor Christie’s proposed FY 2012 State Budget fails New Jersey’s most vulnerable populations – Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen)
Immediately on the heels of the Pension and Health Benefits bill comes the Battle of the 2012 Budget which must be fought and concluded by the end of next week. And the battle lines are being drawn. This year Senate President Sweeney (D- Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Oliver (D- Essex) have proposed more robust alternatives. Their plan envisions adding more than $1 million to Governor Christie’s proposed budget.
Their plan includes:
Disgust toward recent Democratic leadership should not get in the way of supporting alternatives to Christie’s budget proposals. Christie brandishes the veto pen so negotiation and even support from Republican legislators will be needed for an improved outcome.
Add your thoughts on alternative budget proposals and on needed strategies.