CRYAN: NJ AFTER 3 PROGRAM CLOSURE MORE EVIDENCE THAT CHRISTIE DOES NOT SHARE WORKING CLASS VALUES

(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Tuesday on news the NJ After 3 program that serves working class New Jersey families is going to cease operation following Gov. Chris Christie’s budget cuts:

“So this is Chris Christie’s New Jersey – where valuable and effective programs for children in working class families are closed but millionaires get to enjoy their Chris Christie tax breaks
“That’s appalling. That’s wrong.
“NJ After 3 was a program relied on by working families who wanted to give their children a safe place to improve their education, so I guess it’s not surprising that Chris Christie had no regard for it and its successes.
“We tried to save it with a responsible budget to restore $3 million to the program, but this governor would have nothing of it. Instead, working class New Jerseyans are about to lose a quality program.
“With each and every day Chris Christie’s priorities become clearer and clearer – he does not share the values of hard-working New Jersey families looking to make ends meet and build a better future for their children.”