STATE – One in six state residents will be adversely affected by line-item vetoes to two programs in the budget that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law, according to Raymond J. Castro, a New Jersey Policy Perspective senior policy analyst.
The state Senate will begin to try to override some of those line item vetoes today. Lawmakers are expected to consider voting to restore funding to the state Earned Income Tax Credit and NJ Family Care programs, but they will need bi-partisan consensus to achieve the necessary two-thirds majority.
More than 1.5 million low-income residents are affected by the program cuts. According to a New Jersey Policy Perspective analysis, 102,879 parents and children in Union County are affected by the cut to the EITC program, and 113,773 in Middlesex County. The governor’s budget also denies coverage under NJ Family Care to 1,792 Middlesex County parents and 1,907 Union County parents.
To see the full breakdown for the entire state, go to http://www.njpp.org/assets/images/uploads/EITC-veto-impact.pdf
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