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Codey Statement On Signing Of FY 2010 Budget

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today issued the following statement on the Governor’s signing of the $29 billion FY 2010 Appropriations Act:

“Across the country, states are struggling to balance budgets. Many have been forced to make cuts much more drastic than what we have done here in New Jersey. This is thanks in no small part to the Governor’s foresight in preparing New Jersey to weather this economic storm.

“Everyone involved in crafting this year’s budget should be commended for the level of civility and cooperation employed in a year that could have easily devolved into chaos. Instead, what we have is a budget that is $4 billion leaner, yet still provides vital services to our residents, and is being signed into law well before our deadline.

“The end result is a lean, prudent budget that protects seniors and the disabled, enhances education for our children, and provides much-need healthcare and much-deserved property tax relief.”

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