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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Democrats give Christie’s presidential campaign a big gift

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally launch his presidential campaign at Livingston High School on Tuesday. His speech will likely boast of his accomplishments, including his recent vetoes of more than 1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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Lawmakers set to decide in four days how to spend $33 billion

With less than two weeks to go before lawmakers must meet a constitutional deadline for a signed and balanced state budget, New Jersey's budget process is about to kick into high gear.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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For Republicans, there’s life after Christie, says Sweeney

As New Jersey's deadline approaches to have a balanced budget in place, a showdown is brewing between Democrats and Republicans.

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Flickr user Bill McChesney
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New Budget Means Lakewood Students Could Lose Busing

The streets of Lakewood could be getting more packed, especially before and after school hours, as a new Township budget slashes courtesy busing for public and non-public students in grades 4-12.

The Asbury Park Press reports the cuts are part o

(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie: All Budget Balancing Options on the Table [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie has vowed not to increase taxes, so in order to close the $807 million hole in the current year's budget, deep spending cuts are very likely.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney: We’ll Be Able to Reach a Budget Deal [AUDIO]

Will New Jersey's revenue shortfall affect the ability of state officials to hammer out a final budget deal? State Senate President Steve Sweeney doesn't think so.

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Coalition: NJ Lawmakers Must Consider Tax Hikes [AUDIO]

If New Jersey is going to invest in its most important priorities, the legislature should pass its own budget, and it should include revenue raisers according to Better Choices for New Jersey, a coalition of business groups, environmentalists and labor leaders.

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NJ Domestic Violence Group Makes Plea for More Funding [AUDIO]

Dozens of groups turned out for a public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $34.4 billion state budget proposal at the Statehouse on Tuesday. Most asked for some extra money to be included for their groups, including an advocate for battered women who made a very compelling case for more funds.

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L to R Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., Director Lillian G. Burry,
Thomas A. Arnone, Serena DiMaso and John P. Curley  (Monmouth County Website)
L to R Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., Director Lillian G. Burry, Thomas A. Arnone, Serena DiMaso and John P. Curley (Monmouth County Website)
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Monmouth County Introduces Budget For Upcoming Year

Monmouth County is expected to maintain its tax rate for the upcoming year.

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Senate Rejects House Conditions on Spending Bill

The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill.

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