Christie statement on budget passage

Gov. Chris Christie said today that he will continue to fight for tax cuts, though he stopped short of threatening a veto of the spending plan passed in both houses of the Legislature Monday.  Christie is expected to line item veto the measure, slashing programs and appropriations supported by Democrats.

“With today’s budget, Corzine Democrats reversed course and sent a loud and clear signal that they want to go back to the eight years prior to my administration when taxes and fees were raised every 25 days,” Christie said.

“After two years without raising taxes, the only way to feed the Corzine Democrats’ obsession is to hold tax relief hostage. I will not allow New Jersey to go back to the same failed policies that nearly put our state over a fiscal cliff. Tax relief for our hardworking families is long overdue and that is exactly what I will continue fighting for.”