The Assembly Budget Committee reviews the Governorís proposed budget plan and crafts the Legislatureís appropriations bill, the stateís annual fiscal spending law.
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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Assembly Democratic Response to FY 2016 Budget AddressAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D-Camden) and Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic) issued a multimedia package Tuesday of the Assembly Democratic response to the governor's FY 2016 Budget Address.
DeAngelo: Today is the Day We Knew Would ComeFollowing the release of the report of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission and in the wake of the court ruling requiring payments into the state's public employee pension fund, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Hamilton), Deputy Speaker, released the statement below:
"Today is the day that many of us knew would come. No more deferrals or gimmicks will fix the significant multi-billion deficit in the pension fund and state budget.
Prieto, Greenwald & Schaer Statement on Pension RulingAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) and Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) issued the following joint statement Monday on the court's pension ruling:
"The Legislature sent Gov. Christie a balanced state budget that fully funded the state's obligation, only to see the governor use his line item veto authority to break his promise..."