ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE TO CONVENE MONDAY NEWARK PUBLIC HEARING ON GOV. CHRISTIE BUDGET PLAN

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Budget Committee will host a public hearing in Newark on Monday on Gov. Christie’s budget proposal.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the New Jersey Dental School’s Oral Health Pavilion at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at 50 12th Ave.

More than 100 people have signed up to speak at the hearing. For directions please visit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/11budget/Directions/UMDNJ%20Newark%20Campus.asp.

“Cutting property tax relief for seniors and forcing them to pay significantly more for vital prescription drugs, leading them to ration or skip their medication as they lose their home, does not equate to shared sacrifice under any measure,” said Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden). “We’ve heard a lot about how Gov. Christie is not going to approve any tax increase, yet his budget proposal is already built on tax and fee increases on the poor and middle-class, especially placing a heavy load onto the poorest seniors.”

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