Governor Chris Christie’s FY 2015 Budget Address As Prepared For Delivery

Attitude of choice

Lt. Governor Guadagno, Speaker Prieto, President Sweeney, members of the Legislature, fellow New Jerseyans:

 

I am pleased to present to you my Budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

 

This is the fifth time I have come before this Legislature to deliver a budget message.

 

It is one of the most important obligations of any governor.

 

Today, I present to you a budget that is balanced, and, for the fifth year in a row, requires no new taxes on the people of New Jersey.

 

Total spending in this budget for the next fiscal year is $34.5 billion, with a responsible surplus of over $300 million.

 

Here is more important news.

 

This budget, when you take out pension and health care costs and debt service, is $2.2 billion smaller than Fiscal Year 2008.

 

Over the last five years we have cut discretionary spending by $2.2 billion.

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Posted: February 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Governor Chris Christie’s FY 2015 Budget Address As Prepared For Delivery