BUDGET COMPROMISE ANNOUNCED BY CHRISTIE AND LAWMAKERS

120px-Seal_of_New_Jersey_svgA compromise has been reached by state lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie. The announcement on Monday means that some changes are being made to help areas like the Urban Enterprise Zones. Lawmakers say a final vote on the budget will likely come by June 28, which will give Christie two days to sign the budget into law. In a written statement, Senate President Steve Sweeney said that “all the rumors of a shutdown will remain just that.” More funding will be put in place for some key scholarships funds and programs like welfare and home-care will receive more funding to protect the state’s most vulnerable. The budget agreement does not include the millionaire’s tax, or a decrease on the school funding cuts that Gov. Chris Christie made earlier this year.

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