Spotlight Video: Voicing Concerns Over Budget Cuts
What the budget cuts will mean to some New Jerseyans.
New Jersey’s fiscal 2012 state budget may be passed and signed, but the arguing isn’t over. Yesterday, the Democratic-controlled Assembly held the second of what may be a summer full of hearings into the impact of the cuts by Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican. This time the focus was on services for senior citizens and the disabled, and people from across New Jersey filled the fourth-floor hearing room of the Statehouse. Outside, NJ Spotlight asked a few of them what had brought them to testify about reductions that are largely a done deal. Some spoke to the fate of nursing and geriatric care, others appealed to what they called a moral imperative.