ASSEMBLY BUDGET PANEL TO CONVENE ITS FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON GOV. CHRISTIE’S BUDGET PLAN

Assembly Committee to Meet in Collingswood

Greenwald Urges Residents to Makes Voices Heard on Budget Plan

(TRENTON) — The Assembly Budget Committee will meet in Collingswood to hold its first public hearing Wednesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Auditorium’s Grand Ballroom at 315 White Horse Pike in Collingswood.

“Whether it be Gov. Christie’s massive cuts to education and college aid, his plan for $2.8 billion in slashed property tax relief or his income tax increase on the working poor, his budget plan hits middle-class New Jerseyans hard,” said Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden). “Public hearings are among the most important sessions this committee holds each year, but this year they will prove even more important as we begin our work to review it line-by-line.”

Greenwald emphasized the committee will stay as long as it takes to hear all testimony from anyone wishing to provide it, even if that means waiting into the evening.

“Every resident who can make it should make their voice heard on this spending plan,” Greenwald said. “As proposed, it will have a painful and direct impact on the lives of every resident.”

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