Republicans in New Jersey’s Democrat-controlled Assembly said they will seek to force a vote on Governor Chris Christie ’s proposed constitutional amendment that would cap property-tax growth at 2.5 percent a year.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his top executive appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resigned as lawmakers questioned the closing of lanes onto the George Washington Bridge three months ago.
New Jersey Democratic lawmakers may try to override Governor Chris Christie ’s veto of a tax increase on incomes exceeding $1 million before they vote on his $29.3 billion budget, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the Democrats who control the Legislature are set to announce a plan to curb growth of the property taxes used to fund local government and schools, according to a Democratic official with direct knowledge of the talks.
Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey will hew closely to Governor Chris Christie’s $32.1 billion spending plan in a counter-proposal that will have the votes to pass, Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Vincent Prieto said.
Governor Chris Christie, after proclaiming 2011 the “year of education reform” in January, is running out of time to make good on overhauling New Jersey’s school system before lawmakers wrap up the current session.