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Gov. Christie Ready to Restore Aid to NJ cities

by Associated Press
Chris Christie
Walter Burns/flickr

Christie says he cut the money from the budget after Democrats removed critical oversight language.

Democrats said they wanted the oversight funding to come from the Department of Community Affairs budget, not from the transitional aid program itself.

The governor says he'll restore the funds with oversight.

Democrats in the Senate tried but failed to override the governor's veto last week. Three GOP votes were needed to send the measure to the Assembly.

Cuomo Budget Could Mean NYC Layoffs, Officials Fear

by Sara Kugel
Pete Dzintars, flickr

The $10 billion deficit projection has led New York City officials and various advocacy groups to worry about what’s on the chopping block in next year’s budget.

Mayor Bloomberg said New York City’s budget already includes the elimination of 6,000 teaching positions. If Governor Cuomo proposes cuts to education aid by $1 billion, Bloomberg said it could mean as many as 21,000 teacher layoffs.

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