*** TUESDAY ADVISORY *** ASSEMBLY BUDGET PANEL TO HOLD ITS FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED STATE BUDGET

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Budget Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to hold its first public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed state budget for next fiscal year.
“I firmly believe that these public hearings are among the most important sessions this committee holds each year,” said Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden). “It’s a chance for lively public discussion with citizens directly impacted by the governor’s proposal. We stay all day long and into the night and listen to every idea and opinion. It’s an invaluable opportunity to hear from constituents and try to match the needs of the communities with fiscal realities.”
The hearing will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the State House Annex, Fourth Floor, Committee Room 11 in Trenton.
It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
“The governor’s budget proposal is the same-old-same-old, again putting the heaviest property tax burden on working class New Jerseyans and continuing his assault on women’s health care,” Greenwald said. “That’s why it’s more important than ever for everyone to provide potential solutions that ensure true shared sacrifice, create jobs and protect our most vulnerable.”