(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Tuesday on projections that show a $1.3 billion budget shortfall for this and next fiscal year:
“We’ll have more to say after we hear from the treasurer, but clearly it’s time for Gov. Christie to finally come to grips with the reality that his policies have led to 9.1 percent unemployment, higher-than-ever property taxes and a serious budget problem of his own making.
“This isn’t a comeback. This is a major setback.
“Gov. Christie needs to once and for all give up his mantra of tax cuts for the mega-rich and begin joining us in our fight for our middle-class, poor and seniors.”