Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange) as a Democrat took credit for nudging Gov. Chris Christie into reconsidering cuts that would have forced seniors to pay more for their prescription drugs.
“It’s about time Gov. Christie started coming around to our point of view on protecting senior citizens, and we welcome him to this discussion sparked by the Democratic Legislature,” Oliver said in a statement.
“The governor’s plan still shoves at least a $1,295 property tax increase onto senior and disabled residents, and that’s unacceptable.”
Democrats told PolitickerNJ.com that they still intend to go forward with their millionaires’ tax proposal tomorrow to pay for the restoration of other programs sliced by the governor’s FY 2011 budget.