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Christie Signs $32.9B State Budget

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a $32.9 billion state budget.

 

Governor Christie signs state budget
Governor Christie signs state budget (Governor’s Office via Facebook)

Christie signed the budget in private on Friday.

Christie’s fourth budget appropriates more than $9 billion to education and makes a legally obligated $1.7 billion payment to the state pension system.

But it does not include $2 million for a school voucher program or money to restore a 2010 cut to a tax credit program for the working poor.

Property tax rebates for the elderly, disabled and low-income residents were also deferred. Eligible residents will wait until August for the credits.

The budget was approved by the Democratic-led Senate and Assembly with minor changes from the one Christie proposed in February.

Because the deal was negotiated, Christie did not use his line-item veto power.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

 

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