Assembly to Hold First Public Hearing on Christie Budget Plan

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday will convene the first public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget proposal.
“With New Jerseyans having been dealt a net 20 percent property tax increase under Gov. Christie, it’s more important than ever to hear what residents need to see in their state spending plan,” said Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). “New Jerseyans are struggling daily to keep their homes, educate their children and afford quality health care. We need their input as move forward, and we will stay until everyone who wants to speak is heard.”
The hearing is slated for 9:30 a.m. at the State House Annex., Fourth Floor, Committee Room 11 in Trenton. Topics include health, human services, senior, family and children’s issues but those wishing to speak on other topics will be allowed to do so.
Audio of the hearing will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.