Christie Signs State Budget

SOUTH RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie signed his first state budget into law this afternoon. Earlier this morning, he called legislators back to Trenton for a special session to pressure them to consider his proposal for a constitutional amendment to cap property tax increases at 2.5 percent.


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