Spotlight Video: Voicing Concerns Over Budget Cuts

Matthew Kassel | July 22, 2011 | Budget, Video
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.