(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Thursday on Gov. Chris Christie’s line-item budget vetoes:

“This governor just doesn’t get it.

“New Jerseyans don’t want tax breaks for millionaires. They want meaningful property tax relief, protections for senior citizens, investments in education and access to health care, especially for working families and women.

“The governor has once again proven that he does not stand with working class New Jerseyans, whether they live in our cities, rural areas or suburbs. Millionaires continue to be the only ones living the good life under Gov. Christie.

“This governor, with some strokes of his pen, has ensured another painful year for middle-class and poor residents struggling to make ends meet. These vetoes, quite simply, will mean more Christie property tax hikes, less access to health care, stalled economic growth and a continued devaluing of our public schools.

“That’s disappointing, but sadly, not unexpected from this governor.”