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Codey Statement On Fy ‘O7 Budget Agreement

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, released the following statement today on the resolution of New Jersey’s ongoing budget impasse:

“Obviously the last few days have been very trying on everyone, but even more so for the citizens of this great state. Now is the time to get back to the business at hand, to focus on the other issues affecting our state, and to return to our normal daily lives. There is still a lot that remains to be done – a lot of I’s to dot and T’s to cross. But I’m pleased that this agreement, in my personal opinion, addresses everyone’s sincere concerns and earnest convictions.

There has been a lot of speculation this week over New Jersey’s image and what we look like to people across the nation. And while the events of the last week may not have been one of the finer moments in New Jersey history, I honestly think, in the end, with the agreement we have reached, our state, and more importantly our residents, are all emerging as winners.

Thanks to Governor Corzine’s leadership, we are continuing on a sound path to fiscal stability and thanks to Speaker Robert’s leadership, the residents of our state can go about their daily lives knowing that property tax relief is on the way.”