(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Wednesday on the Democratic budget proposal:
“It’s been a tough 18 months for working class New Jerseyans. They’ve dealt with Gov. Christie’s property tax hikes, the state’s continued high unemployment, the closures of health clinics for women and seen the education of their children and public safety put at risk.
“But help is on the way.
“The Democratic budget plan advanced today reflects the values of hard-working New Jerseyans. It increases property tax relief. It provides funding for schools throughout our state, no matter whether they’re in the cities or the suburbs. It restores health care for women. It creates jobs and economic development. It eliminates the governor’s income tax hike on working poor families.
“The governor has made clear that he has little regard for working class New Jersey residents and their families, but this is his chance to change course.
“The governor needs to do the right thing and sign this budget.”