The ranking Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee said spending cuts outlined by Gov. Christopher Christie today underscores the severity of the state’s economic crisis.
“They are not pleasant, but represent a recognition that there is no magic wand, secret bailout or silver bullet that is going to suddenly make New Jersey’s problems disappear,” said Assemblyman Joseph Malone (R-Bordentown).
Malone said a bipartisan approach to fiscal matters will help the state “finally stop ignoring our state’s disastrous problems that have been mounting higher than the piles of snow on the sides of our roads.”
“Now, it’s up to us to start digging to clear a better path for the people of New Jersey,” said Malone.