Now that Gov. Chris Christie has presented his budget proposal, he seems to be taking a victory lap on national television. He’s calling it the “New Jersey Comeback,” and it’s all about the governor’s 10 percent tax break over the next three years. But many New Jerseyans, faced with the Spartan budgets of the past two years, are not all that certain that they should be celebrating.
NJ Spotlight’s managing editor Lee Keough does the math with Josh Simeone, editor of WHYY NewsWorks NJ, exploring the growth in the tax rate of the latest budget, as well as the proposed tax cuts — and digging into why so many New Jerseyans are questioning the comeback.