*** THURSDAY ADVISORY *** ASSEMBLY PANEL TO CONSIDER CHRISTIE CUTS TO SENIOR CITIZENS

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Thursday to hear testimony on Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts to senior citizen programs.
The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 21, in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton.
Audio of the hearing will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Christie:
· Cut $25 million from nursing homes;
· Cut $4.65 million from specialty care nursing facilities;
· Line-item vetoed $13 million to protect Medicaid and Medicare patients from higher co-payments and to ensure they have access to drugs not included in Medicare; and
· Line-item vetoed $11 million to keep the aged, blind and disabled population out of managed care.