The Assembly Budget Committee reviews the Governor’s proposed budget plan and crafts the Legislature’s appropriations bill, the state’s annual fiscal spending law.
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Monday - Assembly Budget Committee to consider Department of Human Services/Medicaid spending

The Assembly Budget Committee on Monday will consider proposed spending for the Department of Human Services and Medicaid.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton…

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Schaer Statement on Moody’s Credit Downgrade

Asm. Gary S. Schaer Assemblyman: Failed Fiscal Policies, Pension System Mismanagement Ruin State's Outlook

Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement Friday in response to Moody's Investors Service issuing a credit rating downgrade for New Jersey:

"New Jersey's receiving its ninth credit downgrade since the start of the Christie Administration is a reflection of the Administration's lack of a long-term financial plan for the state. From transportation to higher education and everything in between, the failure to plan has yielded nothing but a plan to fail in New Jersey. …"

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Johnson Questions Christie’s Proposed Funding Cut for Higher Education Assistance for Disadvantaged Students

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) on Wednesday questioned the Christie administration's decision to cut funding for higher education assistance for disadvantaged students in the proposed FY 2016 budget during a hearing before the Assembly Budget Committee at the Statehouse in Trenton.

Gov. Christie has proposed cutting Educational Opportunity Funding (EOF) by $1.6 million, or 3.9 percent, for the FY 2016 budget. New Jersey's EOF program was created by law in 1968 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from disadvantaged economic and educational backgrounds by providing supplemental financial aid to help cover college costs, as well as a wide-array of campus-based support services.

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WEDNESDAY - Assembly Budget Committee to consider Higher Education & Law and Public Safety budget plans

The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday to consider proposed spending plans for higher educational services and the Department of Law and Public Safety.

Assembly Budget Committee Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton. Hearing on the FY 2016 State Budget: Higher Educational Services...

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