Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gov. Christie is looking good so far

From the American spectator via Lucianne:
By Joseph Lawler
With yet another video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie displaying some impressive rhetoric starting to make the rounds, I thought it was time for an update on his actual accomplishments. There's no point in wasting time talking about him as a candidate for higher office if his achievements don't match his reformist image.

Today Christie reached an agreement with the legislature on his budget, which closes a $10.7 billion revenue gap -- the second-highest in the country, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and a New Jersey record -- without raising taxes. The plan includes cutting $820 million in public school funding, trimming $445 million in local-government transfers, and skipping the scheduled $3 billion state pension contribution, which must be made up in the future. Christie's decision to postpone pension reform to a future year seems justifiable given the urgency of plugging a deficit about one-third the size of the budget.
Read the rest here.

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