Some Assembly Democrats MIght Not Support Budget
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. June 21, 2012
Not all members of the majority party in the full Assembly are indicating support for the New Jersey budget plan Democrats are proposing.
Assemblyman Joe Cryan says he and eight of his fellow Democrats won’t vote for the budget unless the proposed plan to reorganize New Jersey’s higher education system is delayed.
“We want it vetted, and we want thorough hearings throughout the summer and fall and a vote to wait until the finances and implication of the bill are actually thought through and people understand it.”
Assembly Budget Committee chairman Vinnie Prieto still expects the spending plan will win Assembly approval.
“We’re looking at our caucus and I’m confident will have 41 votes.”
The Assembly Budget Committee will also act on a bill to impose a tax surcharge on millionaires to enhance the homestead benefit program even though Governor Christie has said he’ll veto any tax increase.
© 2012 WBGO News
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