New Jersey legislative leaders are pressing ahead with their own state budget plan even after Governor Phil Murphy said he’d veto it.
Murphy says the budget Democratic leaders are advancing is based on gimmicks.
“I will not sign any budget based on numbers that I do not believe are sound and sustainable. And as we have reviewed the legislature’s proposals, I do not believe theirs are.”
Senate President Steve Sweeney says lawmakers have been open to compromise and won’t be bullied into doing what the governor wants.