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Wisniewski Statement on Christie’s Budget Shortfall Plan

(TRENTON) — Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Christie’s plans to close the state’s $800 million budget gap:

“In stating that he won’t ‘pay for the sins of the past’ in dealing with a budget shortfall resulting from his own fiscal mismanagement, the Governor, once again, is seeking to avoid responsibility for his own decisions by casting blame on others.

“The truth is that under his watch New Jersey’s credit rating has been downgraded repeatedly, his own revenue estimates have consistently come up short and our state’s economy has underperformed both our neighboring states and the nation.

“The Governor can point fingers all he wants but in any honest assessment of the reasons for our current fiscal crisis, he is at the top of the list.”