ASSEMBLY BUDGET PANEL TO CONSIDER CHRISTIE PLANS TO HIKE FEES ON SENIOR CITIZENS & TAX HOSPITALS

Assembly Panel to Also Consider Environmental Protection Budget Plan

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Budget Committee on Monday will meet with the Department of Health and Senior Services to consider, among other things, Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to hike fees on senior citizens and tax hospitals.

The panel will also consider Christie’s budget plan for the Department of Environmental Protection.

“For the many New Jersey senior citizens living on fixed incomes, Gov. Christie’s plan to charge them significantly more for life-saving prescription drugs – along with slashing their property tax relief – is potentially devastating,” said Greenwald (D-Camden). “We will give these plans a thorough review.”

The Department of Health and Senior Services budget plan will be reviewed at 10 a.m.

The Department of Environmental Protection budget plan will be reviewed at 2 p.m.

Both hearings will in Committee Room 11 of the State House Annex.

The hearings will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.

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